African American men in college
Among undergraduates at colleges and universities in the United States, African American women outnumber African American men by almost two-to-one nationwide and by more than three-to-one at some schools. This is the most skewed ratio of any racial or ethnic group. According to the Chicago Tribune, there are more Black men behind bars in the United States than in its colleges and universities. There is a real need to understand the unique issues and concerns of African American men pursuing higher education.
African American Men in College is a much-needed resource that includes examples of real-world programs and activities to enhance academic success in the college environment for African American men. The examples are collected from a variety of institutions across the country.
With contributions from leading practitioners and scholars in the field, African American Men in College explores the factors that promote a climate of academic success. The book shows how participation in extracurricular activities can create a positive social climate and examines the advantages of developing communication and leadership skills. It shows how fostering relationships with administrators and community leaders can promote academic success. The book also describes a proven mentoring program and examines the role spirituality and religion can play in bolstering successful college experiences.
In addition, African American Men in College discusses the positive and negative influences of membership in social fraternities and describes the advantages and disadvantages of intercollegiate athletics. This important resource also explores the particular challenges faced by gay African American men in the college environment. The book then puts the spotlight on the influence of historically Black colleges and universities and community colleges and reveals the findings from two empirical studies to determine how African American males fare on both of these types of campuses.
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Review: African American Men in CollegeUser Review - Adrienna - Goodreads
Used this book for research purposes for an article I am currently writing. I was able to take a few pointers from this book in the direction I was going for my article on educating black males. Okay read. Read full review
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