Persisting at the Margins: Black Female Persistence at Predominantly White Institutions: "Things are not as rosy as they seem"

Black female undergraduates are winning against the odds, outpacing their male counterparts to graduation at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI), but at what cost? Here we will explore the factors that promote or impede Black female persistence at PWIs. In this session we will discuss the current graduation rates of Black females matriculating at Predominantly White Institutions. Using intersectionality and ecological systems as lenses, attendees will be offered an in-depth view of Black females’ undergraduate experiences of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation that contribute to their journeys to and through a Predominantly White Institutions.

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