Actuating Equity: Historical and Contemporary Analyses of African American Access to Selective Higher Education from Sweatt to the Top 10 Percent Law
This article discusses how Jim Crow laws in higher education affected higher education equality for African American. A summative paragraph from the article's introduction follows: "... As a result, the purpose of this article is to understand the historical and contemporary access of Black students to selective higher education in Texas. In this analysis we use the state’s flagship institution: the University of Texas at Austin.
We begin with a literature review that examines the evolution of selective admissions, legislative enactments, and judicial decisions from Jim Crow to the TTPP. We follow this with the first estimate of historical Black enrollment at UT-Austin. Using this unique data, we conduct a representation analysis of the proportion of Blacks enrolled at UT-Austin relative to statewide population estimates at seven points in time over the past seventy years. The second part of our analysis examines whether the TTPP has increased Black enrollment at UT-Austin. We then analyze cross-sectional data to understand Black TTPP students’ college choice, persistence, and graduation rates. We conclude with a discussion factoring in contextual and historical events that have thwarted efforts to increase Black participation at UT-Austin."
A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF RACE AND CLASS ON ACADEMIC SUCCESS AT ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL
To set up what this article is about, the purpose of the study follows: "We set out to examine how race and class influence a student’s chances for academic success at Ithaca High School. Specifically, we asked whether being of low socioeconomic status or a member of a minority group (particularly African-American or Latino) was negatively associated with academic success, as measured by staying in school, planning for college, academic placement level, class rank, and placement in special education. (Throughout this study, in order to preserve confidentiality, we made every effort not to use names of individual students. When cross-referencing different databases, we relied as much as possible on student registration numbers.)"
This is a compilation of data collected by the Village at Ithaca with some historical documents, videos and audio transcripts for understanding issues of race and equity in the Ithaca City School District. Compiled by the Village at Ithaca Research Committee.
Interdisciplinary Reference Matrix for NCEBC
This research matrix identifies key citations for areas of study in Education, Spirituality, and Mental Health for the African American Male Equity Project. This resource is key to uncovering a wealth of resources already completed regarding the wide range of topics for the African American Male in school.
Opportunity Beyond Affirmative Action: How Low-Income and Working-Class Black Male Achievers Access Highly Selective, High-Cost Colleges and Universities
This article explores the growing concern in recent years of stagnant and sometimes declining rates of enrollment in Secondary education by Black undergraduate men. The article goes direct to the source by presenting findings from two-to-three-hour individual interviews with Black undergraduate men who grew up in low-income and working-class families and later enrolled in one of eighteen predominantly White private postsecondary institutions and then describes the policies and programs that enabled these men to successfully navigate their way to and through these colleges and universities, while also offering implications for higher-education policy.
The Schott State Report on Black Males & Education
Despite President Obama's bold desire to place the country on a trajectory to a 2020 goal of being a global leader in post-secondary credential attainment, extraordinarily few Black male students are set on the road to college, while many remain in the school-to-prison pipeline.
Yes We Can shows that it is clear that when provided a fair and substantive opportunity to learn, Black male students can and actually do succeed.
View this interactive map with tabs on a variety of national data by state, including Graduation Rates, NAEP Data, AP Math & Science, etc.