International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Rethinking Learning Communities and Best Practices for Educating Black Students


Institutions of higher education were historically organized to educate white students from privileged positions in society. This academic power structure supports a Eurocentric curriculum that discriminates again minority students and minority faculty. Institutions of higher education devalue the contributions of people of color, and this historical reality maintains social inequality and serves to make the educational process unequal and oppressive for students of color. Despite the growing opportunities for Black students to go to college and retaining them to the completion of their baccalaureate degrees is a challenge embedded in the oppressive educational process and philosophies embedded in predominately white institutions.