People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2002


The lackluster manner in which the American high school is teaching students, combined with selective admission programs at a number of post-secondary institutions, combine to give the majority of American students an important option: the community college. Furthermore, the rising wave of conservatism and right wing ideology can best be countered if these two-year institutions became "liberation laboratories," and emphasized the humanities and social sciences, with emphasis on critical reading, critical writing and critical thinking, This paper outlines how such an emphasis, pedagogy and curriculum could be established at the nation's two-year institutions.