The Journal of Negro Education

The Journal of Negro Education is an academic journal focusing on African American education

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 1/2, Winter

Affirmative Action and Standardized Test Scores
African Americans are faced with the threat of losing affirmative action as a legal vehicle for taking race and racial context into account. In education, its removal would mean greater reliance on "objective" indices such as SAT scores. This article...
Affirmative Action and the JNE
Editor's Comments Research and policy studies on access of African Americans to educational opportunities have been a major focus of this journal since its inception in 1932. This work certainly is central to our mission, and the JNE has played a crucial...
Affirmative Action: Another Instance of Racial Workings in the United States
Epilogue No one can say that affirmative action has failed. Over the years and despite the controversy and widespread opposition, a substantial number of African Americans, most certainly including this author, and many other people of color owe their...
An Unfinished Mission: Affirmative Action, Minority Admissions, and the Politics of Mission at the University of California, 1868-1997
The University of California's Berkeley campus (UCB) has been viewed as a bellwether for diversity in U.S. higher education. As such, recent changes in its admissions policies regarding underrepresented minorities have fueled much public debate. This...
Critical Race Theory, Racial Microaggressions, and Campus Racial Climate: The Experiences of African American College Students
Microaggressions are subtle insults (verbal, nonverbal, and/or visual) directed toward people of color, often automatically or unconsciously. Using critical race theory as a framework, the study described in this article provides an examination of racial...
Knocking at Freedom's Door: Race, Equity and Affirmative Action in U.S. Higher Education
Introduction and Overview Knocking at Freedom's Door: Race, Equity and Affirmative Action in U.S. Higher Education* The American Dream lies at the very heart of the U.S. cultural ethos. At the center of this ideal is the emphatic conviction that, in...
Navigators: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe
Navigators: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe, by Theresa Jenoure. New York: State University of New York Press, 1999. 225 pp. $17.95, paper. Reviewed by Beti Ellerson, Howard University. What are the influences and experiences...
Pathways to Success: Affirming Opportunities for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Majors
Using cross-tabulations, factor analyses, and logistic regressions, this study examined the flow out of and into science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) majors of a cohort of African American, American Indian, and Chicano/Latino undergraduates (N...
Race and Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Multicultural Education
Race and Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through Multicultural Education, by Mary Dilg. New York: Teachers College Press, 1999. 144 pp. $17.95, paper. Reviewed by Erica Simpson, Center for Research on Students Placed At Risk, Howard University....
School Choice in Urban America
School Choice in Urban America, by Claire Smrekar and Ellen Goldring. New York: Teachers College Press, 1999. 152 pp. $19.95, cloth; $46.00, paper. Reviewed by James E. Terrell, Howard University. The purpose of this contribution to the literature is...
The Black Academic: Faculty Status among African Americans in U.S. Higher Education
Research reveals a persistent problem of underrepresentation and low academic status of African American faculty members at most U.S. colleges and universities. Using univariate and bivariate statistics, this study examined the status of African Americans...
The Federal Courts and Claims of Racial Discrimination in Higher Education
This article places current controversies over affirmative action and higher education desegregation in the broad historical context of legal challenges to the racial social order in the United States. With a specific focus on the role of federal courts,...
The Great School Debate: Choice, Vouchers, and Charters
The Great School Debate: Choice, Vouchers, and Charters, by Thomas L. Good and Jennifer S. Braden. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000. 273 pp. $29.99, paper. Reviewed by Jerome B. Jones, Howard University. According to the authors of The Great...
The Impact of "Colorblind" Ideologies on Students of Color: Intergroup Relations at a Predominantly White University
This article examines some post-admissions issues related to collegiate affirmative action. Specifically, it focuses on the experiences and interactions of students of color with their White peers on predominantly White college campuses. Focus group...
The Live Creature and Its Expecations for the Future
In this, the 20th annual Charles H. Thompson lecture, Dr. Johnson, a widely recognized expert on assessment and measurement issues, posits that past experience perceptions and expectations of the future can have important consequences for the determination...
The Relationship of High School Characteristics to the Selection of Undergraduate Students for Admission to the University of California-Berkeley
This study compared selected characteristics of the high schools attended by three groups of students: those admitted to the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) in 1998 and 1999, those denied admission to UCB in those years, and California high school...
Those Who Got in the Door: The University of California-Berkeley's Affirmative Action Success Story
Presumptions of a level playing field in higher education suggest that affirmative action is passe, yet students of color continue to face situations with which other students do not have to contend. Though many persist and excel in college and become...
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