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Black students' perceptions : the complexity of persistence to graduation at an American university

Author: R Deborah Davis
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2004.
Series: Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.), v. 199.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book looks at the socialization process and persistence to graduation from the perspectives of black students at American universities today. The students' perceptions discussed include what it meant to them to have a pre-college experience, the importance of expectations, the pain caused by racism, and how they were able to find "safe spaces" in what many considered a "hostile environment."
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, R. Deborah, 1945-
Black students' perceptions.
New York : P. Lang, ©2004
(OCoLC)607409144
Online version:
Davis, R. Deborah, 1945-
Black students' perceptions.
New York : P. Lang, ©2004
(OCoLC)607854352
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Deborah Davis
ISBN: 0820455393 9780820455396
OCLC Number: 49384170
Description: 152 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Social context in the early 1990s --
Student development/Black student development --
The campus as the Black students see it --
Students' perceptions of race --
Talk about being visible and invisible --
A different perception of the Black students' experience.
Series Title: Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.), v. 199.
Responsibility: R. Deborah Davis.

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"This book looks at the socialization process and persistence to graduation from the perspectives of black students at American universities today. The students' perceptions discussed include what it meant to them to have a pre-college experience, the importance of expectations, the pain caused by racism, and how they were able to find "safe spaces" in what many considered a "hostile environment."

Black Students' Perceptions documents and addresses what it means to be a black person getting an education in a predominantly white university."--Jacket.

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