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Journal of Higher Education
Policies that have affected enrollments and degree attainment rates for African American students throughout the lifespan of higher education are analyzed in this article. Historically noteworthy progressive steps toward access and equity are juxtaposed with recent indicators of regression. Critical Race Theory is employed as an analytical framework for understanding how white supremacy and racist ideologies have shaped and undermined various policy efforts.
Race, College Access, Critical Race Theory, African Americans
Harper, Ph.D., S. R., Patton, Ph.D., L. D., & Wooden, Ph.D., O. S. (2009). Access and Equity for African American Students in Higher Education: A Critical Race Historical Analysis of Policy Efforts. Journal of Higher Education, 389-414. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/205
Date Posted: 19 July 2010