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Black Student Unions: Self-Segregation or Safe Space

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Title: Black Student Unions: Self-Segregation or Safe Space
Author(s): Powell, Genesis
Subject(s): segregation black student unions Fall 2009 EPSY 490
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report: This course offers an introduction to the interdisciplinary critical whiteness studies literature and addresses concepts such as white privilege, white racial identity development, and white anti-racism. It also focuses on various qualitative research methods that scholars use in the empirical investigation of whiteness. Throughout the course, we will consider the ways in which the various content and methods may apply to understanding whiteness at predominantly white universities.As part of the Ethnographic University Initiative, we will work together to establish a collegial research community in the class. Thus, as you develop your independent research projects we all will have opportunities to give and receive feedback throughout the semester. My hope is that you will strengthen your understanding of the research process and your self-efficacy as researchers. By effectively investigating some aspect of whiteness at the University of Illinois, we will contribute in meaningful ways to understanding how whiteness operates in one of the contexts in which we live.
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Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-05-18

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