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The New York Journal of Student Affairs

The New York Journal of Student Affairs

Publication Date

11-19-2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article discusses the findings of a focus group study of 10 African American undergraduate men at a predominantly White Southern research institution. The authors explored African American men’s struggles with persistence through graduation. Findings suggest that prior to college, participants faced distracting messages about what it means to attend a PWI from their families, schools, and community. Implications for establishing partnerships with African American families, schools, and community organizations are discussed.

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