"Racism, we gotta deal with it": experiences of African American graduate students at a predominately white university

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dc.contributor.author Ingram, Jurdene Arlette
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-30T20:33:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-30T20:33:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13770
dc.description.abstract Universities around the country are consistently focusing on increasing diversity among the student population, yet little is known about how minority graduate student populations fair academically and personally in predominately White institutions, specifically African American graduate students. This qualitative study examines the lived experiences of six African American graduate students. Participants were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide on their experiences in a predominately White graduate program. The findings support previous research that indicates that social conditions have not changed and minority students are still not well integrated into their programs. Findings also suggest that although Berry’s (1987) model of acculturation can be used to conceptualize the experience of African American undergraduate students, the experience of graduate students is more complex, and only partially supported by this model. Suggestions for how universities can better improve the environment for African American graduate students are included. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject African American graduate students en_US
dc.subject Racism en_US
dc.subject Lived experience en_US
dc.subject Qualitative en_US
dc.title "Racism, we gotta deal with it": experiences of African American graduate students at a predominately white university en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Marriage and Family Therapy en_US
dc.description.advisor Joyce Baptist en_US
dc.subject.umi African American Studies (0296) en_US
dc.subject.umi Black Studies (0325) en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology of Education (0340) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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