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African Americans and Whites: Changing Relationships on College Campuses


reviewed by Melissa Weiner ó March 06, 2007

coverTitle: African Americans and Whites: Changing Relationships on College Campuses
Author(s): Robert M. Moore III (Ed.)
Publisher: University Press of America, Lanham
ISBN: 0761835008 , Pages: 254, Year: 2006
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African Americans and Whites: Changing Relationships on College Campuses documents a wide variety of interracial interaction between students, student groups, and faculty. This edited volume is divided into four sections; teaching, student groups, student interaction, and administrative issues. Each of the 15 chapters concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions from the editor. Many of the chapters would work exceptionally well in college or master’s level courses about race, education, higher education, or for faculty and administrative diversity training. The chapters thoughtfully address a number of integral issues while hinting at what can be done to improve the situation. Since they only hint, rather than provide direction, the book’s real contributions lie in chapters detailing faculty-student and student-student interactions. As a white female faculty member at a predominantly white small liberal arts college in the Northeast where black students (who represent 3% of the student body) frequently testify to isolation and discrimination,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 06, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13768, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 5:43:44 AM

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  • Melissa Weiner
    Quinnipiac University
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    MELISSA F. WEINER is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Her dissertation was a historical exploration of Jewish and African American efforts to equalize resources and incorporate multicultural curriculum in New York Cityís public schools in the early and mid-20th century. Her current research addresses contemporary and historical efforts to include multicultural curriculum in the public schools, contemporary protest against local schools, studentsí perceptions of hip hop music, and the role of race in social movements. Her most recent publications include articles in Social Problems and Contemporary Sociology and entries in the Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society.
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