Date of Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Minor, Emphasis, or Concentration
Race and Ethnicity
Dr. Jaye Austin Williams
Dr. P. Khalil Saucier
Multiculturalism, Diversity, Antiblackness, Blackness, Higher Education
In more recent years, Diversity has been a driving force in universities across the country. As underrepresented groups in the United States have gained more traction in the political and legal realms, they have gained the agency and the ability to advocate for their inclusion in institutions and structures that previously denied their access. This gaining of agency within these public realms is what has fueled higher education institutions across the country to really push for diversity, in both their faculty and student populations. The ideology behind this push is multiculturalism or multiracialism; this idea by its premise, the inclusion and appreciation of all cultures and races within a society, seems inherently beneficial and benevolent. However, by holding Multiculturalism/Diversity up and viewing it through a critical lens, I aim to illuminate how its application in higher education institutions such as Bucknell University, University of California, and Yale University, continues to isolate, exclude, and degrade African Americans.
Alexander, M. Jordan, "The Diversion of Diversity: Uncovering the Antiblackness of Diversity Initiatives" (2019). Honors Theses. 492.