Cover

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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph

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pp. i-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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Preface

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pp. xi-xviii

It may seem strange at first, but the current examination of how college students at many of the nation’s highly selective colleges and universities interact and think about racial inequality began many miles away in the mountains of Virginia. The seed was planted in a region noted for its once-dominant furniture...

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1. Easing into Views of Race and Inequality in Everyday Life on Campus

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pp. 1-22

One evening near the end of the fall semester 2009, three law students at Harvard University gathered for dinner in the dining hall of the Law School. Throughout the evening, the conversation ebbed and flowed among the friends on a range of topics, but an email sent by one of the law students to her friends...

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2. Life before College: Factors Influencing Early Views of Race and Inequality

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pp. 23-56

Which children grow up in poverty, which schools children attend, and what kinds of community resources and social networks are available to young people are factors strongly influenced by organizing aspects of race and racism. Educational institutions are not immune from complicity in organizing the life chances...

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3. Mixing It Up on Campus: Patterns of and Influences on Student Interactions

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pp. 57-101

Once students arrive on campus, their ability to expand what they know about the world, and whom they learn different histories and information from, can also expand throughout their college years. There is, however, an important difference between the opportunity to interact and learn from people different from...

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4. Graduating Racial Ideologies: The College Impact on Views of Race and Inequality

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pp. 102-144

A college education is oft en discussed as having academic and social components of student experiences forming the “impact” of college attendance (see overviews of the college impact literature in Astin 1968, 1993; Hurtado 2007; Pascarella and Terenizini 1991, 2005). Th at is, students’ education involves not just their...

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5. When Things Fall Apart: Identities and Interactions within an Intersected Habitus

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pp. 145-167

The previous chapters paint a concerning picture: the segment of college students with the most resources and opportunities, those who disproportionately take leadership roles throughout society, have limited social interactions across racial and ethnic lines that shape their views of race, with even less influence...

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6. Interacting Futures and the Reproduction of Racial Inequality

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pp. 168-190

The discussion of how elite college students interact and how these interactions do or do not influence their views of race and inequality provides a cautionary note for the oft-told narrative around the college-going experience. Many times, family and friends relay the belief and value of attending college based...

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Appendix: Methodology

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pp. 191-204

The National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen (NLSF) was originally collected from a sample of first-year students entering 28 of the most selective colleges and universities in the United States during the fall semester 1999 by Douglas Massey and colleagues (Massey et al. 2003). These highly selective colleges were selected...

Notes

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pp. 205-212

References

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pp. 213-226

Index

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pp. 227-244

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About the Author

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pp. 245-246

W. Carson Byrd is an assistant professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville. He is also a faculty affi liate in the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. His research examines educational inequalities, particularly the experiences of black students in higher education...