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Campus Uprisings

How Student Activists and Collegiate Leaders Resist Racism and Create Hope

Ty-Ron M.O. Douglas Kmt G. Shockley Ivory Toldson Shaun Harper Jerlando Jackson James A. Banks

192 pages
Teachers College Press
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that “White supremacist groups are targeting college campuses like never before,” while the appearance of nooses, swastikas, and racial epithets are increasing across the United States. This timely volume presents a wide range of perspectives to offer readers practical steps and policy options for creating campus structures that are fair and inclusive to students of all races and social statuses. It features chapters from a university president, a department chair, a campus chaplain, cultural center directors, faculty, and students—including voices from the front lines of recent protests at the University of Missouri and Howard University. Campus Uprisings demonstrates the power and value of principled nonviolent activism to provoke change and provides thoughtful strategies to help universities manage conflict and racial tension. Book Features: Recommendations drawn from both scholarly analyses focused on practice and reflections from actual practitioners. “Voices from the Field” presents real-time perspectives of activists who are currently working toward societal change. An intergenerational relevance with chapters on the Civil Rights era protests and current movements, such as Me Too and Black Lives Matter.
Author Bio
Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Kmt G. Shockley is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University School of Education. Ivory A. Toldson is a professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, president of Quality Education for Minorities, and the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education.