Black Faculty Behavior

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Black students complain about stereotypical comments made about them in the classroom, generalizations of opinions made by individual Black students to reflect all Black students, and the failure of White faculty to acknowledge and incorporate Black perspectives in the curriculum (Guiffrida & Douthiti, 2010). This kind of behavior makes it difficult for Black students to approach White faculty for assistance (Schwitzer, Griffen, Ancis, & Thomas, 1999). Fries-Britt and Turner (2001) note that White faculty tend to question the intelligence of Black students based on preconceived notions and stereotypes, which affects their ability to fairly evaluate Black students. White faculty and administrators at elite schools tend to make Black students …show more content…
In Guiffrida 's (2005) study, he notes the following findings: 1) Black students are more comfortable with Black faculty because they feel that Black faculty will go above and beyond to help them and 2) Black students trust White faculty that use a student-centered approach in teaching and advising. Although Guiffrida (2005) believes that part of the solution is training White faculty to become more culturally competent and hiring more Black faculty to serve as role models, he also believes that it is important for White faculty to go above and beyond to help Black students similar to the way Black faculty …show more content…
They believe that the challenges were worth it since there are clear benefits to attending the institution, such as building social capital. The extant literature confirms the findings from this study. The participants in this study discussed how being financial disadvantaged prevented them from being able to buy food, pay for course materials or event relate to their more affluent classmates. Some even stated that without full financial aid, they would not have been able to have attend the institutional all. This caused a level of stress that prevented them for working to their full potential. Participants also mentioned that being financial disadvantaged dictates what you do with free time out of class. Some of the participants sought RA positions to help cover the cost of their housing and food. Others attended events or visited friends in other dorms, hoping to get free food or had to borrow money to cover

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