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The Resource Blackballed : the black and white politics of race on America's campuses, Lawrence Ross

Blackballed : the black and white politics of race on America's campuses, Lawrence Ross

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Blackballed : the black and white politics of race on America's campuses
Title
Blackballed
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the black and white politics of race on America's campuses
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Lawrence Ross
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Blackballed
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the black and white politics of race on Americas campuses
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Language
eng
Summary
"'College' is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent world of racial politics on campus. Does this association disturb our idealized visions of what happens behind the ivied walls of higher learning? It should - because campus racism on college campuses is as American as college football on Fall Saturdays. From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine and the leading expert on sororities and fraternities, Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. It also takes a deep dive into anti-affirmative action policies, and how they effectively segregate predominately white universities, providing ample room for white privilege. A bold mix of history and the current climate, Blackballed is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students"--
Summary
A controversial assessment of racism in America's higher education institutions argues that today's colleges have become hostile spaces for African-American students, exposing racist practices in white fraternity systems, the segregation consequences of affirmative action programs and the upholding of racist alumni
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10470034
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Ross, Lawrence C
Dewey number
378.1/982996073
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Racism in higher education
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • African Americans
  • African American college students
  • College campuses
  • EDUCATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
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adult
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the black and white politics of race on America's campuses
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Blackballed : the black and white politics of race on America's campuses, Lawrence Ross
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-258) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A century of isolated incidents -- Jim Crow Greek row -- The Machine -- Not bitter, no apologies -- The Great American Half-Baked Sale -- The joke's on you, Black -- Honoring the dishonorable -- We're mad as hell ... and we're taking over the building
Control code
ocn927192098
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250079114
Lccn
2015026361
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)927192098
Label
Blackballed : the black and white politics of race on America's campuses, Lawrence Ross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A century of isolated incidents -- Jim Crow Greek row -- The Machine -- Not bitter, no apologies -- The Great American Half-Baked Sale -- The joke's on you, Black -- Honoring the dishonorable -- We're mad as hell ... and we're taking over the building
Control code
ocn927192098
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250079114
Lccn
2015026361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927192098

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