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Kahn, Suzanne; Huelsman, Mark; Mishory, Jen – Century Foundation, 2019
This report compiles the research on racial disparities both in the use of student debt and in higher education outcomes, specifically focusing on disparities between white students and Black students. In order to do so, the authors bring together two streams of research that are often siloed: research from experts on higher education access and…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Socioeconomic Status, Racial Differences, Educational Policy
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Cole, Eddie R. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
This essay revisits college presidents during the early 1960s to investigate the long history of how academic leaders manage racial unrest on college campuses. Throughout time, the concept of a welcoming and inclusive climate for black students on majority-white campuses has functioned as an illusion alongside the prevailing reality of racism on…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Activism, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations
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Richards, David A. R.; Awokoya, Janet T.; Bridges, Brian K.; Clark, Christine – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Critical Race Theory contends that institutions codify and sustain racial inequalities even absent explicitly racist motives or actions. College ranking systems perpetuate such institutional racism by socially constructing minority-serving institutions (MSIs) as less valuable and prestigious. By assigning greater worth to criteria favoring more…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics
Prystowsky, Richard J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Colleges and universities have long recognized the need to address inequities affecting students from underrepresented or underserved groups. Despite efforts undertaken by dedicated individuals, large-scale, national change in this area has not been realized. In this article, we address two major factors underlying this disappointing result (the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Models, Disproportionate Representation
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
In this article, I argue (1) affirmative action diverts attention from more urgent needs of racial justice in education--better quality K-12 education, and better quality and more accessible public higher education; (2) the increasing wealth of students at affirmative action institutions is a sign of diminished quality of those students compared…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Student Diversity, Racial Relations, Social Justice