African American Men in College

reviewed by Michael L. Chambers, II & Michael Brooks - October 31, 2006

coverTitle: African American Men in College
Author(s): Michael J. Cuyjet
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787964603 , Pages: 384, Year: 2006
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In March of 2006, the New York Times reported on its front page an article titled “Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn.” This article examined the predicaments that young black men face and what their causes are. The root cause often attributed to their plight is a lack of education. Ronald Mincy helps to bring an optimistic close to the article by suggesting that “…programs to help more men enter and succeed in college may hold promise” (Eckholm, 2006). It is a known fact that those with bachelor degrees and higher have an increased earning potential over those with just a GED or high school diploma. Mr. Mincy’s premise is further explored and bolstered by the compilation of studies in the book African American Men in College by Dr. Michael J. Cuyjet and Associates. Cuyjet and Associates put forth a thorough examination of the various challenges and unique dynamics... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 31, 2006 ID Number: 12816, Date Accessed: 8/11/2020 8:50:24 PM

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