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Sell Out: The Identity Crises and Obstacles Black Students Face in Higher Education and their Effects on Black Intellectualism

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  • Mileka Scurlock (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The number of African American students admitted and enrolled in college and universities has increased steadily in the last decade. However, much attention is being garnered on campuses nationwide about the disturbing decline in retention, graduation rates, and achievement gaps of these students in comparison to their counterparts. Through discussion this presentation seeks to tackle misconceptions and bring awareness and understanding to the obstacles and conflicts many African American students in higher education encounter, particularly in predominately white institutions.

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02 Mar 2007
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