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  • Black college students at predominantly white campuses feel internal cultural tension

    07/21/2013 7:03:16 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 161 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/21/13 | Silas Allen
    NORMAN — When George Lee first came to the University of Oklahoma in 2009, he felt out of place. Lee, who is black, grew up in a low-income, predominantly black neighborhood in Bryan, Texas, near College Station. But when he arrived at OU, he said, he felt pressure to change how he spoke and acted to integrate himself into the dominant culture. He felt like he couldn't be the same person he'd been in his old neighborhood, he said. He felt like he was being asked to trade part of his “blackness” for the values and characteristics of the dominant...