Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: December 15, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971966 | Print ISBN: 9781412940504 | Online ISBN: 9781412971966| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Rachel B. Nall
The journal Diverse: Issues in Higher Education was formally known as Black Issues in Higher Education. Founded in 1984, the journal's decision to take on a name change was a move that allowed for the embracing of a wider audience than that of African Americans alone, making it inclusive of Hispanic and other marginalized populations. As noted by the journal's corporate statement, the need for more resources for “groups of color” has increased tremendously in the past 10 to 20 years. This entry looks at the journal's content and describes the related Web site. Resorting to resources provided by the dominant culture, resources which are intentionally designed to leave out vital information, causes minority groups to come up short in locating data they need in an efficient and time-conscious manner. Minorities may then be forced to settle for piecemeal stories and insufficient facts from sources that have no guarantee of ...