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Black, Ray – About Campus, 2018
Ray Black shares the story of creating the Black Male Think Tank, an informal community for black men at his historically white institution. He tells how black male students turned to him in confusion after charges of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby and various police killings of young black men. The students needed a safe place in which to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Males, Racial Relations, Racial Attitudes
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Hudson, Tara D. – About Campus, 2018
Tara D. Hudson questions the potential of Duke's new policy of random roommate assignment to be successful in supporting learning about diversity. Hudson notes that with random roommate assignments, the conditions for attitude change are not necessarily met. There can be status differential and/or competition between the roommates as well as a…
Descriptors: College Housing, Friendship, Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship
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Hauer, Donna M. – About Campus, 2006
The author, formerly a co-leader of Nexus, a program that focused on the interconnectedness of different types of oppression, relates her personal experience on forming "first impressions." Participation in this program was open to students interested in the issues of diversity and was strictly voluntary and cocurricular. The program was bringing…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Personal Narratives, Social Bias, Consciousness Raising
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Parker, Priya Narayan – About Campus, 2006
Across American campuses, racial tension and other issues of diversity remain a major challenge. The majority of this country's institutions demonstrate that they value and promote diversity through efforts in affirmative action, minority student and faculty recruitment, minority retention, administration of special scholarships, diversity Web…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Diversity, Racial Attitudes, Conflict
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Chang, Mitchell J. – About Campus, 2002
As campuses become more diverse, the racial dynamics become more complex. The evolution of and particularly the structure of student organizations have been both remarkably sensitive to enrollment shifts and instrumental in shaping campus racial dynamics. The author outlines these shifts along with possibilities for the future. (Author)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional)