People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2005


This presentation will address challenges faced by an African American women from the North (New York City) teaching in a predominantly white institution in the South (Charlotte, North Carolina). Issues confronted include student expectations/instructor expectations; instructor’s presentation (e.g., style of dress, speech pattern and temp; interpersonal communication style); myths and half-truths about “Southern hospitality” and “Northern rudeness.”