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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Akiwumi, Fenda A.; Montalvo, Edris J. – Journal of Geography, 2008
The discipline of geography in the United States has not done a good job of attracting people, other than Asians, from underrepresented ethnic groups. This article examines undergraduate geography programs in the United States to understand better the status of their ethnic diversity, particularly regarding Hispanics and African Americans, and to…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geography, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Study
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O'Brien, William E. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses a class project on residential segregation in Florida's metropolitan areas for which students analyzed trends regarding African Americans relative to white populations using data from 1980 to 2000. The project provided a means of teaching the importance of geographical perspectives to nongeography students in an…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Geography, Class Activities, Residential Patterns
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Tyner, James A. – Journal of Geography, 2003
Geographers have, in recent years, attempted to re-fashion a critical race pedagogy. Accordingly, propositions have been forwarded that geographers use readings that validate the experiences of diverse groups. In so doing we may provide students with a critical understanding of racism and other forms of discrimination as societal phenomena. This…
Descriptors: Geography, Civil Rights, Epistemology, Racial Discrimination