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Is Anyone Listening? Starting A Conversation About African American Males’ Success In Higher Education, Benjamin Dralle, Emily Leaverton, Nayely Hurtado, Buena Lisa Saenthavy Mar 2018

Is Anyone Listening? Starting A Conversation About African American Males’ Success In Higher Education, Benjamin Dralle, Emily Leaverton, Nayely Hurtado, Buena Lisa Saenthavy

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Research from across the United States indicates that African American males face unique personal, academic, and environmental challenges while striving to attain academic success in higher education. The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate and provide recommendations to improve the current state of African American male academic success at Iowa State, which is defined and assessed through retention and graduation rates. A review of current literature on the topic has illuminated issues faced by African American males at various higher education institutions. Our discussion will highlight the specific barriers to academic success that African American males face at Iowa ...


The Hbcu Connection: A Digital Collection Of Black Isu Alumni From The Early 20th Century, Shaina V. Destine Mar 2018

The Hbcu Connection: A Digital Collection Of Black Isu Alumni From The Early 20th Century, Shaina V. Destine

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Iowa State University is unique in that it was always an integrated institution. However, despite this fact, the only well-known Black ISU alums are George Washington Carver and Jack Trice. Iowa State University has a long history of black alumni who are educated here and go on to serve in high-ranking and/or high-impact positions at historically black colleges & universities (HBCUs). This digital collection is an aggregation of information that highlights Black alumni from 1911-1948 and follows their prestigious careers after leaving Iowa State. The website is designed to be innovative for current and future researchers as well as a ...


Powerpoint: Critical Engagement: Colin Kaepernick, Mason Sargent, Tate Henrikson, Sean N. Bennington, Justin M. Porter, Nicolete D. Moyo Jan 2018

Powerpoint: Critical Engagement: Colin Kaepernick, Mason Sargent, Tate Henrikson, Sean N. Bennington, Justin M. Porter, Nicolete D. Moyo

Womanist Ethics

Critical Engagement is the use of practical strategies and pedagogical methods [that] challenge dominant intellectual legacies, theological resources, and ideologies that undermine the goals of Womanist ethics, namely, the empowerment of black women. It is a concept created by Floyd Thomas, in whose writings, it is one of the five Womanist tenants. We decided to base Colin Kaepernick’s ‘take a knee’ movement as an example of Critical Engagement. Using this perspective, we examined the various aspects of the movement and analyzed the effects on American culture and society through a Womanist lens.


Factors Preventing Male, African-American, High School Students From Attending Four Year Universities, Chandler Wilkins Apr 2017

Factors Preventing Male, African-American, High School Students From Attending Four Year Universities, Chandler Wilkins

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This research focuses on the factors that influence male, African-American, high school students’ decision to continue their education at a four-year university. Although several factors can impact the decision to attend college, this study focuses on the roles of societal factors and individual attributes. Societal factors include influences that are outside the control of individual students, ranging from the amount of resources offered by the high school to the availability of family financial support for college. Individual attributes refers to factors that encourage students to not attend college, but pursue other options such as joining the military service, or opting ...


Reparations For Slavery In The United States, Alicia G. Kinsellagh Apr 2016

Reparations For Slavery In The United States, Alicia G. Kinsellagh

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

After the Civil War, freed slaves were promised “40 acres and a mule” to start new lives. This plan was opposed and following proposals for reparations have been opposed since. The majority of U.S. citizens believe that reparations are unnecessary because no living person is responsible for slavery, arguing that there is no “legacy of slavery.” However, others believe that African Americans today are still impacted by the vestiges of slavery. Thus, all U.S. citizens share responsibility for slavery’s legacy. This project explores the arguments for and against giving reparations to African Americans.

Keywords: reparations, “legacy of ...


An Invitation To Debate: Envisioning An Africa-Centered Perspective, Engaging Sociological Endeavor, Nikitah O. Imani Jan 2013

An Invitation To Debate: Envisioning An Africa-Centered Perspective, Engaging Sociological Endeavor, Nikitah O. Imani

Nikitah O Imani

No abstract provided.


Unity In The Black Community, Cecilia Uhlezipi Shamis Dzingira Nov 2012

Unity In The Black Community, Cecilia Uhlezipi Shamis Dzingira

Black Issues Conference

Dzingira, Cecilia

Black Issues Conference 2012

Unity in the Black Community

Abstract

Background: As an African American student who attends a pre-dominantly White Institution, I’ve found that the importance of unity is much more greater than we allow it to appear; by “We” I am referring to the African-American population that rests within the University’s community. When a new student is admitted into the University, it is not difficult that not only is there segregation between all races of students, but also within the different races lays a much deeper separation. Because of these issues that rise within ...


The Harlem Renaissance: “Masterful Improvisation”, Gerald R. Natal Feb 2007

The Harlem Renaissance: “Masterful Improvisation”, Gerald R. Natal

Gerald R Natal

A brief outline of the cultural forces that merged to form one of the most important movements in African-American history