A New Culture: Differing Views on Black Culture

Brittany Byrd, Virginia State University
Tytiana Christmas, Virginia State University
Briana Byrd, Virginia State University

Description

This presentation will explore differing views on black culture before and after students attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). This study will explore the social effects that growing up in a predominantly black neighborhood have on cultural perceptions compared to growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood. It will emphasize how college students view themselves and their black background based on where they grew up and how it has either amplified by attending an HBCU or if it was dampened by being surrounded by peers of similar skin color.

 
Apr 8th, 8:30 AM Apr 8th, 10:00 AM

A New Culture: Differing Views on Black Culture

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, West Foyer

This presentation will explore differing views on black culture before and after students attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). This study will explore the social effects that growing up in a predominantly black neighborhood have on cultural perceptions compared to growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood. It will emphasize how college students view themselves and their black background based on where they grew up and how it has either amplified by attending an HBCU or if it was dampened by being surrounded by peers of similar skin color.