RACE ON CAMPUS:
Debunking Myths with Data
Topic Leader: Susan Vega García
LMT Meeting: Sept. 11, 1:00-2:00
Please read the following & be prepared to discuss at our meeting:
Chapter 2: Who's Really Self-Segregating -- pages 29-47
You can always read more from the book at any time, but these are the Chapters we will focus on in our discussions for today.
1. Park unpacked the myth in Chapter 1 that students of color self-segregate when they choose to sit together or when they participate in ethnic student organizations. Using research, she demonstrates that data show that, on the contrary, students of color at PWIs are much more likely to have interracial friendships than are white students; this is particularly so when students of color participate in ethnic student organizations. In Chapter 2, Park delves into data that identify who really is self-segregating,
2. Park states that historical legacies of exclusion are one explanation for my some HWGL organizations remain so white. As discussed in the chapter, indicate whether the following help address or hinder this lack of interracial inclusion, and explain why.
3. The author finds that participation in religious student organizations also tends to be racially homogeneous; one large study found this was particularly so for white students.