Why are all the white students sitting together in college? Impact of Brown v. Board of Education on cross-racial interactions among blacks and whites

Terrell L. Strayhorn, Royel M. Johnson

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Abstract

At the 60th anniversary of Brown, the authors analyze survey data from a national sample of 1,227 Black and White college students to examine the frequency and nature of cross-racial interactions and their influence on students' sense of belonging in college. Results suggest the cross-racial interactions vary by race and frequent, meaningful interactions positively influence belonging, although the influence is greater for Blacks than Whites at PWIs. The authors use these data to frame a new perspective on equity and invoke the legacy of Brown for informing future policy, practice, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-399
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Negro Education
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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