Barriers To Black Student Success

Pages: 1 (129 words) / Published: Oct 15th, 2015
Institutional racism and social injustices have not only had lasting negative impact on Blacks but on our society as a whole. These injustices have intentionally or unintentionally provided additional barriers to retention and graduation for Black student success, in particular Black males. Most Black students enter college at a disadvantage being first-generation, low-income and/or under-prepared for the rigors of college. Black student success has been historically marginalized and considered unachievable on many university campuses throughout the US and as academic advisors we are tasked with increasing retention and increasing graduation rates for “all students”. Research has consistently shown black student’s success has been harder to

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