The Negro as a Character in Recent American Fiction

The Negro as a Character in Recent American Fiction

Date: August 1936
Creator: Early, Minnie Lee
Description: This study aimed to assess the character in Recent American fiction. It concludes that writers of Negro literature have been quick to see the effectiveness of the use of Negro religious beliefs and practices in giving reality and substance to their racial pictures. Black men have to live in a white man's world. As a whole, contemporary American fiction gives a panorimic view of Negroes of almost every section.
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Ethnically mixed individuals: Cultural homelessness or multicultural integration?

Ethnically mixed individuals: Cultural homelessness or multicultural integration?

Date: May 1999
Creator: Navarrete-Vivero, Veronica
Description: Studies addressing racial/ethnic identity development have often overlooked the developmental cultural context. The impact of growing up with contradictory cultures has not been well explored. Immersion in multiple cultures may produce mixed patterns of strengths deficits. This study reviews the literature's currently inconsistent usage of the terms race, ethnicity, and culture; introduces the concept and theoretical framework of Cultural Homelessness; relates CH to multicultural integration; and develops two study-specific measures (included) to examine the construct validity of CH. The sample’s (N = 448, 67% women) racial, ethnic, and cultural mixture was coded back three generations using complex coding criteria. Empirical findings supported the CH-specific pattern of cognitive and social strengths with emotional difficulties: social adaptability and cross-cultural competence but also low self-esteem and shame regarding diff
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Living-learning communities and ethnicity: A study on closing the achievement gap at Regional University

Living-learning communities and ethnicity: A study on closing the achievement gap at Regional University

Date: May 2010
Creator: Bewley, Jason Loyd
Description: This quasi-experimental study examined the impact of living-learning communities on GPA and fall-to-fall retention rates for college freshmen at Regional University (RU). The specific focus of this study was the effect of these communities on students of different ethnic groups and on the potential of these communities to reduce the academic performance gap. RU was a small public university that offered both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. RU required all freshman students to live on campus in living-learning communities beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year. This study utilized the 343 student freshman cohort class of 2008 in the living-learning communities as the treatment group. This treatment group was compared against the 193 student freshman cohort class of 2008 living off campus and against the 643 student freshman cohort class of 2006 living on campus prior to the implementation of living-learning communities. In addition, the statistics were analyzed by ethnicity to examine the impact of these communities on White, Hispanic, African American, and Native American students and their ability to reduce the academic performance gap. The research revealed that the communities implemented at RU were not statistically significant at improving academic performance or at reducing the achievement gap. The results of ...
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JAC Audio Interview: Michael Eric Dyson

JAC Audio Interview: Michael Eric Dyson

Date: 1997
Creator: Dobrin, Sidney I.
Description: JAC interview of Michael Eric Dyson discussing race and multiculturalism in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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Selected Social Documentaries: Perspectives on Hoop Dreams, Harlan County, USA, American Dream, and 28 Up

Selected Social Documentaries: Perspectives on Hoop Dreams, Harlan County, USA, American Dream, and 28 Up

Date: Autumn 1995
Creator: Oglesby, Sarah
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing various documentaries and the race, class, and education issues they present.
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The Geography of Viral Hepatitis C in Texas, 1992-1999

The Geography of Viral Hepatitis C in Texas, 1992-1999

Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Hedrich, Mara & Oppong, Joseph R.
Description: This presentation discusses research on a geography of viral hepatitis C in Texas from 1992-1999.
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Death Row Days: Factors Affecting the Rate of Execution in the State of Texas

Death Row Days: Factors Affecting the Rate of Execution in the State of Texas

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Samaniego-Kopsky, Rebekah & King, Kimi L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the factors affecting the rate of execution in the state of Texas. The author measures the amount of time an offender spends on Texas' death row to see if race continues to influence decision-makers after the verdict. The author considers the racial relationship between the offender and the victim, the nature of their relationship, why the offender's crime was eligible for the death penalty, and the victim's cause of death to determine what affects the rate of execution.
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Unauthorized Immigration

Unauthorized Immigration

Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries.
Description: This video recording is of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This series features Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Dr. David Molina, Dr. Mariela Nuñez-Janes, and Shaun Chapa. Dr. Martinez-Ebers, professor of political science, will provide a demographic profile of the U.S. immigrant population and introduce the various policy options that have been discussed in Congress. Dr. Molina, professor of economics and interim director of UNT's Immigrant Research and Policy Center, will focus on policy and economic impacts of labor. Dr. Nuñez-Janes, professor of anthropology, and Shaun Chapa, graduate student, will discuss undocumented students as a case study. They focus on issues of policy and practices, drawing on the students' experiences to raise questions about cultural citizenship, assimilation as the proxy for legal rights, new forms of racism and educational equity.
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Food Habits and Racial Thinking

Food Habits and Racial Thinking

Date: October 24, 2012
Creator: Wallach, Jennifer Jensen, 1974-
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on The Food We Eat. In this presentation, the author discusses race and food habits.
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What Color Line? Discrimination and Ethnic Identity

What Color Line? Discrimination and Ethnic Identity

Date: March 30, 2006
Creator: Jones, Andrew & Nuñez-Janes, Mariela
Description: This paper was written based on an interview with a Hispanic professor. The informant was interviewed about his life, schooling, experiences as a professor, and specifically about being a Hispanic professional in higher education. These experiences are discussed, as well as the question of how discrimination affected the professor's preference for an ethnic label. The most important conclusion of this research is that people who do not experience a sense of feeling different based on their ethnicity are likely to accept a color-blind perspective of society. The paper briefly explores the political implications for people who support this model.
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