Title

A Preliminary Analysis of African American College Students Perception of Racial Preference and Affirmative Action in Making Admissions Decisions at a Predominantly White University

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2005

Publication Title

College Student Journal

Volume

39

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to survey African American College students' perceptions of racial preferences and Affirmative Action in making admission decisions at a predominantly White university. 422 questionnaires were sent out to African American College students at a large, urban, public, comprehensive research university in the southern region of the United States. 400 questionnaires were completed for a response rate of 95%. The data revealed that a majority of the respondents felt race preferences should be used in making admission decisions at predominantly White colleges and universities. More significantly, all the respondents agreed that Affirmative Action and not a lower grade point should be used as part of university admissions decisions.

Issue

4

First Page

734

Last Page

749

ISSN

20051201

Comments

Antwi-Boasiako, Kwame Badu and Joseph Asagba (2005) “A Preliminary Analysis of African American College Students Perception of Racial Preference and Affirmative Action in Making Admissions Decisions at a Predominantly White University” College Student Journal 39 (4) 734-749[1] (https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ765277 )

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