Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses - The American Campus (Paperback)
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Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses - The American Campus (Paperback)

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Paperback 262 Pages / Published: 30/09/2017
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The world of elite campuses is one of rarified social circles, as well as prestigious educational opportunities. W. Carson Byrd studied twenty-eight of the most selective colleges and universities in the United States to see whether elite students' social interactions with each other might influence their racial beliefs in a positive way, since many of these graduates will eventually hold leadership positions in society. He found that students at these universities believed in the success of the `best and the brightest,' leading them to situate differences in race and status around issues of merit and individual effort.

Poison in the Ivy challenges popular beliefs about the importance of cross-racial interactions as an antidote to racism in the increasingly diverse United States. He shows that it is the context and framing of such interactions on college campuses that plays an important role in shaping students' beliefs about race and inequality in everyday life for the future political and professional leaders of the nation. Poison in the Ivy is an eye-opening look at race on elite college campuses, and offers lessons for anyone involved in modern American higher education.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813589367
Number of pages: 262
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A robust dissection of how educational racial inequality is reproduced under rosy conditions. Staggering in both facts and analysis, Poison in the Ivy will make you jump and twitch, but is so thorough that it guarantees not to leave you itching for more."
--Matthew W. Hughey "author of White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race "
"Drawing on decades of social science research as well as original analyses of campus race relations, W. Carson Byrd, an assistant professor of pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, paints a bleak picture in his new book, Poison in the Ivy"--Nick Roll "Inside Higher Ed "

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