PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new study from the University of Pennsylvania is highlighting how some black male college students are thriving on mainstream campuses while pushing back against racial stereotypes.
The study is written by Shaun Harper at the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He surveyed more than 140 students at 30 predominantly white colleges.
Among its findings are that black male students gain confidence by taking on campus leadership roles to help change perceptions of them among their white peers and faculty.
Studies show that everyday racial slights can be a factor in black male graduation rates. The study challenges white students and faculty to confront their biases to share the burden of eliminating racial incidents on campus.