The Agony of Education

The Agony of Education

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The Agony of Education is about the life experience of African American students attending a historically white university. Based on seventy-seven interviews conducted with black students and parents concerning their experiences with one state university, as well as published and unpublished studies of the black experience at state universities at large, this study captures the painful choices and agonizing dilemmas at the heart of the decisions African Americans must make about higher education.Black Students at a White University Joe R. Feagin, Hernan Vera, Nikitah Imani ... who faced impersonal treatment and differential grading along racial lines: . . . thinking about a friend who went there. ... And then she knew of white students who had lower test grades than herself, but on their transcripts [their grades] were higher then hers. ... the special aptitudes and discipline needed for black students to make it at State University: FElllilllf lIEllll H lllllllll Because my kid was there, and llll.

Title:The Agony of Education
Author: Joe R. Feagin, Hernan Vera, Nikitah Imani
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-04-23

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