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Whether covert or overt, racism, racial prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and microaggressions are acts in which many marginalized students’ experience, particularly on predominantly white colleges. The study was designed to examine the perception of the campus racial climate among racial minority students after a bias incident has occurred and identify coping strategies and support structures that promote the students ability to matriculate and persist. This examination is critical in properly addressing issues on campus and ultimately supporting students who experience daily challenges as it relates to their perceived racial identification. Findings provided an overview of student experiences on campus as it relates to bias incidents. Recommendations are presented to assist higher education administrators to improve the campus climate for racial minority populations on college campuses.

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Graduate Research

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Abd El Nasser A Abd El Razek

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Counselor Education and Human Services


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