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    number of things that is thought to be exclusively theirs. Dancing specifically is something that makes a culture more easily identified. When you see a particular dance or think of it you, without delay associate it with a specific culture or group of people. For instance, when you hear hip-hop dance you immediately think of African Americans right? Let’s take this same idea and apply it to stepping or step dancing, what group of people or culture do you associate it with? I’m sure you connected it to the African American culture as well. This is right. Step dance is very significant within the African American community as a whole. Of course, it happens to be more concentrated amongst fraternities and sororities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Since its…

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    The federal government currently sets aside a quarter of one billion dollars in funding for traditionally black college and universities. If more white students attend these black colleges it could jeopardize the funding because the laws that support the donations requires that the college serves the race of people it was created to serve. It could also create tension between black students who strongly believed that the population of the white of students should remain small, arguing that HBCUs…

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    Predictors of Perceived Stress and Academic Performance for African American at a Historically Black College and University study? • What methods done in this study make this an overall quantitative study? • The Perceived Stress Scale was used to measure participant subjective appraisal of experiences of stress. • The Minority Student Stress Scale was used to assess racial and ethnical related stressors experienced in the campus environment. • • The data that was collected was a sample set …

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    An HBCU, or Historically Black College and University, is a College or Universities geared towards building a learning institution specifically for students of African-American descent to safely matriculate while also learning about and celebrating their legacy of black excellence. HBCUs have been around as long as African Americans have been able to educate themselves. With constitutional approval, HBCUs have continued to flourish throughout history Many students attend HBCUs to receive higher…

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    The Pros And Cons Of HBCU

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    approximately 33% of African American students receiving their PhDs in STEM attained bachelor’s degrees from HBCUs. To put that in perspective, roughly 105 institutions are producing a third of all African Americans obtaining PhDs in STEM fields” (Gasman & Commodore). This statistic shows that even with fewer resources than PWI’s HBCU’s produce their fair share of driven students. However, no one likes to talk about this. An HBCU is “a college or university that was originally founded to educate…

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    Greek Life Black Greek-letter organizations, often referred to as the Divine Nine (or D9) play a significant role in the lives of young African Americans in higher education. Specifically, at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), Greek life has influenced campus life, social life, surrounding communities, networking, and friendships. The Divine Nine, or D9, references the first nine fraternities and sororities founded between 1906 and 1963 catering to African American men…

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    Positive And Negative Effects Of Social Media

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    Distribution of gender at the respective universities, along with the reasoning of use and nonuse of social networking were collected through surveying and observations. This piece of literature contributes to the subject matter of social networking affecting students at universities because it directly provides results of surveys asking students why they use or why they don’t use social networks during their college experience. This information is relevant because it is a direct source…

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    accurately represent black college life. It was after those changes in the characters and actual dialogue of the show that made the series the first of its kind and largely successful. Herman Gray poses these two questions, “why the show should be characterized as exemplary, even distinctive, for its representation of diversity and engagement with black cultural politics? And on the question of blackness, why not frame this show in the same terms as those I call assimilationist and pluralist?”…

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    aired for six seasons between 1987-1993. It focused on primarily African American college students at the fictitious historical black college (HBCU), Hillman College, in Virginia. Before the Civil War, there was no form of higher education provided to African Americans, and higher education was prohibited in certain parts of the country. In 1892, the second Morrill Act was passed requiring states to create separate land grant colleges for African Americans if they were being denied access from…

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    regarding Du Bois’s theory, and its application to the Africana community. There are some people who believe that Du Bois created the talented tenth theory, however it was northern liberals who originated the term. Dr. Henry Lyman Morehouse, was the first person to write about the idea of a talented tenth (Morehouse). Morehouse acted as the secretary for the American Baptist Home Mission Society. This organization sponsored the opening of many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)…

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