This IS, The Harms of a Racially Colorblind Education System and The Creation of a Positive Racial Identity at The College of Wooster, argues for and aims to contribute a method that provides a healthy racial identity development process. To reach this goal the IS critically examines the colorblind and multicultural approaches within the education system and find that they are lacking in many aspects that create healthy and positive racial identities. During the examination of the racial identity development theory I found that the racial identity development process has much to offer and is significantly more promising based on documentary evidence and interviews with faculty, staff, and students at The College of Wooster. From the evidence and the interviews I conceptualized a diversity workshop that focuses on the development of racial identity. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to allow members of The College of Wooster community to create and experience a positive racial identity development process. Consequently, the positive racial identities of individuals will promote and support racial diversity on the campus and beyond.


N’Diaye, Boubacar


Africana Studies


African American Studies | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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