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Henry, Wilma J.; Closson, Rosemary B. – Multicultural Education, 2010
The purpose of this article is to examine the potential of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to facilitate the development of a critical consciousness among their White students. It discusses philosophical views regarding the process of unveiling "Whiteness," including White critical studies and White identity development…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, White Students, Philosophy, Critical Theory
Henry, Wilma J. – Multicultural Education, 2008
The trend of higher enrollment patterns among Black females when compared to their Black male counterparts is pronounced. For example, females comprise 65% of the Black student population on college and university campuses across the country (NCES, 2005). The grave imbalance between Black women and Black men in college raises several issues that…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Black Colleges, Racial Identification
Closson, Rosemary B.; Henry, Wilma J. – Multicultural Education, 2008
In this article the authors wonder--why has the academic community not stepped through the looking glass to see what diversity looks like and what might be learned when Whites are in the minority? They believe there is much to be learned from exploring the experience of White college students and their perceptions of race and racism when they…
Descriptors: Race, Student Diversity, Whites, White Students