RACE ON CAMPUS:
Debunking Myths with Data
Discussion Facilitator: Susan Vega García
Meeting: Weds., Aug. 14 LMT meeting
Please read the following & be prepared to discuss at our meeting:
Introduction -- pages 1-10
Chapter 1: Black Students & the Cafeteria: What's the Big Fuss? -- pages 11-27
You can always read more of the book at any time, but these are the Chapters we will focus on in our discussions for today.
We may not get to all of these questions. They are useful guides for reflection and engaging with key content in the assigned chapters.
1. As discussed by Park, what is the "availability heuristic," and how does it impact our thinking?
2. In the library we frequently see students sitting at the same tables studying together.
3. According to Park, how do the daily lives of students of color at a predominantly white institution (PWI) compare to those of white students? In what ways does participation in ethnic student organizations counter burdens of "existence proof" and microaggressions for students of color?