An HBCU in the Anglophone caribbean: Sociohistorical perspectives on the University of the Virgin Islands

T. Elon Dancy, Bryan K. Hotchkins, Crystal A. Degregory, Stevie Johnson

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the sociohistories that shape the current existential realities for HBCU education in the Caribbean, particularly the University of the Virgin Islands. The distinction, Anglophone Caribbean (also commonly referred to as the British West Indies), is a way of naming the intentional displacement and conquering of the indigenous people of the islands. Following a theorization of colonization, the chapter discusses the politics of higher education in the Anglophone Caribbean that influence the existence of the only HBCU outside the continental US, The University of the Virgin Islands. This context is essential to understanding the university's founding and modern existence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Education in Diverse Communities
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Policy and Praxis
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages207-221
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis
Volume14
ISSN (Print)1479-358X

Keywords

  • Affirmative action
  • Caribbean
  • Colleges
  • HBCU
  • Higher education
  • Universities

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    Dancy, T. E., Hotchkins, B. K., Degregory, C. A., & Johnson, S. (2017). An HBCU in the Anglophone caribbean: Sociohistorical perspectives on the University of the Virgin Islands. In Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis (pp. 207-221). (Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis; Vol. 14). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-358X20160000014011