A House Is Not A Home: Black Students’ Responses to Racism in University Residential Halls

Bryan Hotchkins, T. Elon Dancy

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Abstract

This qualitative constructivist case study applies elements of participatory action research and photovoice approach to examine 20 Black students’ perceptions of campus racial climate (Hurtado, 1992; Hurtado et al., 1999; Hurtado & Ruiz, 2012) within residential learning communities. Specifically, we examined Black students’ inventories of individual and community assets, as juxtaposed to challenges, within residential domiciles at three predominantly White institutions. For the purpose of this study, photovoice was used to allow participants to accomplish the following: (a) analyze Black student community strengths and limitations; (b) facilitate relevant discourse and understandings about community concerns via group conversations and photographs; and (c) provide a forum for the presentation of student’s experiential knowledge through their ontological language and images (Wang, 1999; Wiersma, 2011). Template analysis was used to code data, and finding “our” space(s), absent while p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-51
JournalJournal of College and University Student Housing
StatePublished - May 30 2017

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