Black Students Experience More Online Bias Than Whites
Jill Laster, The Chronicle, April 30, 2010

A new study has found that black students experience more online racial discrimination and generally have a more negative view of campus racial diversity than their white counterparts.

Brendesha M. Tynes of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Suzanne L. Markoe of the University of California at Los Angeles will present their study at the American Educational Research Association conference on Monday. They used an online survey of 217 African-American and European-American college students to gauge factors such as online victimization, social networking, and campus racial climate.

The study found that the black students spent more time online than their white peers and had more diverse contact online. But black students reported higher rates of online victimization and more negative racial climate on their campuses. (Read the full article)