A Different World: National Climate and its Effects on Black Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions (PWI)

Title

A Different World: National Climate and its Effects on Black Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions (PWI)

Authors

Presenter(s)

Veronica Halfacre

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Description

Many studies have examined the experiences of Black students at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI). However, few explore the impact of the national political and racial climate on the experiences of Black students at PWIs. This research study addresses the following questions: (1) How does the national climate affect the campus climate for Black students at a PWI? (2) How do Black students’ perceptions of police brutality shape their perceptions of campus climate? (3) How are Black students using engagement as a response to campus climate? In this phenomenological study, the researcher conducted interviews with Black undergraduate students from a private Midwest university. Results show that the cocurricular experiences of Black students and their perceptions of police are shaped by national events. This study has implications for the improvement of support and resources for Black students at Predominantly White Institutions.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

Graham F. Hunter

Primary Advisor's Department

Counselor Education

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities

A Different World: National Climate and its Effects on Black Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions (PWI)

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