"I Know It (Racism) Still Exists Here:" African American Males at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI)

Ray Von Robertson, Cassandra Chaney
2017 Humboldt Journal of Social Relations  
This qualitative study examines the experiences of African American males at a PWI (Predominantly White Institution). The focus on African American males is deliberate because, as a group, they have the highest attrition rate of any college demographic. Utilizing in-depth interview data from 12 African American males at a PWI, this project delineates the precarious station of black males who experience racism and racial microaggressions in a purportedly post-racial, colorblind society.
more » ... ve analysis of the data reveals the following two themes: (1) Racism and Racial Microaggressions and (2) The African American experience is not important to faculty and the university. Recommendations for how PWIs can foster the academic success of black males will be provided.
doi:10.55671/0160-4341.1015 fatcat:o7jofgu6mbazbgekzuajwsbmi4