Colleges and universities have experienced student activism against campus racial climate. This study examined the concerns and protests of Black students related to racial climate and determined how the administration responded on three private campuses. Qualitative content analysis of videos, images, and social media was used to analyze by individual institutions and across the institutions to determine similarities and differences. Data across the institutions was discussed by context, students’ protests, and response. Students’ climate concerns were in terms of the support they did or did not have and a lack of diverse faculty, staff, and students. The Black students’ protests were to disrupt the norms of the institutions. Using social media to organize, students conducted sit-ins, occupied buildings, and blocked streets. In response, the administration met with protesters, allowed them space to protest, and published statements. The recommendations include changes in diversity policies and support of interventions for the administration.
|Commitee:||Nellum, Christopher J., Olson, Avery B.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Black studies, Education, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Activism, Black students, Campus climate, Higher educadtion, Protest, Student demands|
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