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As Much as Things Change, They Stay the Same: How the Campus Administration Responds to Black Students' Concerns About Climate
by Bradley, Ariella C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 220; 10263228
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Haviland, Don
Commitee: Nellum, Christopher J., Olson, Avery B.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Educational Leadership
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
Publication Number: 10263228
ISBN: 978-1-369-82761-3
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