Presentation Title

You're Not Like the Others: Untold Stories of Black Struggles You Never Hear

Location

BTSU 315

Start Date

22-2-2019 4:30 PM

End Date

22-2-2019 5:20 PM

Description

Being Black on a college campus means you have likely heard "you’re not like the other Black people I know." Even if these are not the direct words that were used, there was probably some variation of this statement made to you. While the people who make these insensitive remarks do not intend to be offensive, they fail to acknowledge that their words are reflections of the perceptions they have of African American and Black people. No person or community of people is void of flaws, but America has perfected the art of portraying African American and Black people in the most controversial manners. In this group session, three doctorate students will briefly examine the early history of African American people in America, their systemic educational barriers toward improving their social status, and attendees will discuss institutional culture and its role in shaping the college experience for African American students.

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Being Black on a college campus means you have likely heard "you’re not like the other Black people I know." Even if these are not the direct words that were used, there was probably some variation of this statement made to you. While the people who make these insensitive remarks do not intend to be offensive, they fail to acknowledge that their words are reflections of the perceptions they have of African American and Black people. No person or community of people is void of flaws, but America has perfected the art of portraying African American and Black people in the most controversial manners. In this group session, three doctorate students will briefly examine the early history of African American people in America, their systemic educational barriers toward improving their social status, and attendees will discuss institutional culture and its role in shaping the college experience for African American students.

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You're Not Like the Others: Untold Stories of Black Struggles You Never Hear

BTSU 315

Being Black on a college campus means you have likely heard "you’re not like the other Black people I know." Even if these are not the direct words that were used, there was probably some variation of this statement made to you. While the people who make these insensitive remarks do not intend to be offensive, they fail to acknowledge that their words are reflections of the perceptions they have of African American and Black people. No person or community of people is void of flaws, but America has perfected the art of portraying African American and Black people in the most controversial manners. In this group session, three doctorate students will briefly examine the early history of African American people in America, their systemic educational barriers toward improving their social status, and attendees will discuss institutional culture and its role in shaping the college experience for African American students.