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Examining Post-Racial Ideology in Higher Education

by Lorenzo DuBois Baber — 2015

Despite traditional notions of meritocracy, higher education has a long history of exclusionary practices. This chapter explores connections between such practices and racial ideology in the United States, including the recent concept of “post-racialism.”

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 114. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 14, 2015, p. 5-26
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18276, Date Accessed: 3/21/2018 9:07:33 AM

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  • Lorenzo Baber
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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    LORENZO DUBOIS BABER is an assistant professor in education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on persistence among traditionally underrepresented students in postsecondary education. His most recent publication, “Considering the Interest-Convergence Dilemma in STEM Education,” appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Review of Higher Education.
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