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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Given the increasing racial diversity among American college students and society, it is critical to promote meaningful interracial interactions during college. Although a burgeoning literature demonstrates the link between interracial interactions and an array of student outcomes, some important issues have been largely overlooked. Most research on interracial interactions does not examine how these effects might vary depending on the groups involved in the interaction. The outcomes for interracial interactions may differ not only between minority and majority students, but also for racial minorities interacting with Whites versus with other people of color. This study explores whether the link between interracial interactions and college outcomes depends upon students' race and the race of students with whom they interact.

Publisher's Statement

Copyright © 2013 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Journal of College Student Development, Volume 54, Issue 3, May-June, 2013, pages 322-328.

Publication Date

5-2013

Publication Title

Journal of College Student Development

Volume

54

Issue

3

Start Page No.

322

End Page No.

328

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

DOI

10.1353/csd.2013.0026

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