The Successful Middle Class Black Males: Rejection of the Stereotype Threat Syndrome

By Barbara Butler.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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This qualitative study explores the requirements for the success of eight middle class black male college students’ in attainment of their undergraduate degree whether attending an HBCU or a PWI. It explores the three main barriers to success and makes use of the community cultural wealth framework success in spite of any entrance deficits. The focus group in the study is middle class black males with low math SAT scores aligned with high GPA scores. The topic of stereotype threat is addressed and demonstrated, not to be a hindrance with adequate amounts of capital in place.

Keywords: Stereotype Threat, Black Undergraduate Students

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 4, December, 2015, pp.25-33. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 11, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 630.093KB)).

Dr. Barbara Butler

Assistant Professor, Cuuriculum and Instruction, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA