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ERIC Number: EJ1366263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2379-3406
EISSN: EISSN-2379-3414
The Impact of a Diversity Intervention on White College Students' Colour-Blind Racial Attitudes
Bañales, Josefina; Hudson Banks, Kira; Burke, Meghan A.
Whiteness and Education, v6 n1 p1-18 2021
This research explored the impact a 3-day pre-college diversity intervention had on incoming White college students' (N = 63) colour-blind racial attitudes (COBRAS), or their unawareness of racial privilege, blatant racial issues, and institutional discrimination. Repeated measures analysis of variance tests indicated that students reported a greater awareness of racial privilege and blatant racial issues immediately after the programme. Students' awareness of institutional discrimination -- a potentially more abstract and complex understanding of racism -- did not change after the program. To isolate the effects of the intervention, independent sample "t"-tests between White college students who did not undergo the intervention and intervention participants were conducted. Results indicated that both samples did not have significantly different COBRAS before the intervention, providing evidence that the intervention likely contributed to changes in intervention participants' COBRAS. These results suggest that the pre-college diversity intervention impacted forms of COBRAS differently. Implications for diversity interventions on predominantly White college campuses are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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