Exploring Issues of Diversity within HBCUs

Edited by:
Ted N. Ingram, Bronx Community College
Derek Greenfield
Joelle D. Carter, Arkansas Tech University
Adriel A. Hilton, Western Carolina University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Achievement. Editor(s): Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Published 2015

The purpose of this edited volume is to examine the historical and contemporary dynamics of diversity as well as the realities, challenges, and opportunities associated with diversity work at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This proposed book will include four sections, focusing on the historical developments and socio-political factors impacting diversity work at HBCUs, organizational structure and philosophical approaches, challenges and opportunities facing particular populations, and analysis of best practices.

This text is designed to provide an overview and better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism that exists in historically Black colleges and universities. The contents of the text will examine equity and inclusion efforts in these institutions, and will explore various theories and practices utilized within the academy. Also, the text will examine race, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, ability and sexuality. The goal of the book is to assist students, faculty, and staff in the higher educational landscape in developing their own understandings of historical and contemporary issues related to diversity at HBCUs. Critical analysis of the multiple worldviews will be discussed as we explore the origin, nature and scope of multiple ideologies within diversity, equity and inclusion at HBCUs. In addition, this book will be an invaluable teaching resource for faculty in Educational Leadership Programs, Student Affairs Programs, or Sociology Programs, and other fields interested in issues of retaining and supporting diverse college students.

Foreword: Exploring Issues of Diversity Within Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Acknowledgements. The Skin I Am In: A Perspective on Diversity in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, John T. Wolfe, Jr. Rethinking the Diversity Paradigm in Higher Education: HBCUs and New Frameworks for Inclusion and Equity, Derek F. Greenfield. Re(Defining) the Diversity of HBCUs Beyond Race, John Michael Lee, Jr. The Contemporary Economic and Social Landscape of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Monica Galloway Burke and Colin D. Cannonier. An Analysis of Diversity Work at HBCUs and PWIs, Joelle Carter and Wilmon A. Christian, III. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at HBCUs and Its Impact on Students, Faculty, and Staff, Anita Nahal, Adrian Thompson, Mai Abdul Rahman, and Verna F. Orr. “Aren’t They All the Same?”: Black Racial Identity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Jonathan M. Cox. More Cream in the Coffee: Diversity in the HBCU, Yoruba Mutakabbir, Rosemary B. Closson, and Wilma J. Henry. From Another Perspective: Perceptions of White Faculty of the Racial Climate at Black Colleges, Barbara J. Johnson, SaFiya D. Hoskins, and Timothy E. Johnson. A Three-Way Analysis of Diversity in HBCUs: Contemplating How Diversity of Methodologies and Researcher Backgrounds Influences Interpretations of Diversity Data, Aundria Green and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner. Sharecropping in Higher Education: A Case Study of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University–Florida State University Joint College of Engineering, Carl Darnell. Dedicated to Difference in a Sea of Similarity: HBCU Administrative Commitments to Diversity, Brian K. Bridges and Tracae M. McClure. The Way Forward: The Need for Continued Work and Continuing to Work at Framing the Diversity Agenda at HBCUs, Derek F. Greenfield and Douglas W. Curry. Epilogue, Earl S. Richardson. About the Editors. About the Contributors.