Policy implications from a study of marginality theory and African American students

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Jeffery R. Breese
Kathleen Grant


This study utilizes marginality theory constructs to examine experiences and feelings of racism among a population of African-American students at a mid-sized urban university. Specifically, this is a policy piece that incorporates an analysis of both social conditions that sustain marginality and individual factors that affect marginality. An extensive discussion of proposed interventions is offered. The larger implication is the application of sociological theory to sociological practice.

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