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The R Factor: Centering Race In The Mentoring Of African American College Students, Bridgette Coble Aug 2012

The R Factor: Centering Race In The Mentoring Of African American College Students, Bridgette Coble

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Mentoring provides personal support, academic assistance and career guidance to college students of color whose experiences have been documented to be very different from those of their White counterparts. Achievement inequity, problems of persistence, experiences of racism and student reports of feeling marginalized and misunderstood threaten the ability of students of color to succeed in college. While it may be assumed that race plays a central role in the mentoring relationships of students of color, this assumption may be misguided. The existence of formal mentoring programs and informal mentoring relationships that support students of color does not necessarily ensure that ...