Consequently, African American males with LD are still significantly less than their White counterparts to matriculate through the post-secondary system and receive a college degree. (Newman et al., 2011). Banks and Gibson (2016) asserted “the under-representation of AA college students with disabilities in 4-year institutions underscores the need for systematic examination of school and non-school variables that influence students’ transition to college and retention during the college years.” (p. 71). However, the limited scholarship on the subject continues to leave many unanswered questions related to theory and experiential knowledge regarding AA males with LD in higher education (Robinson, Ford, Ellis, & Hartlep, 2016).
Robinson, Shawn A.; McGregory, Richard; Spearman, Howard; and Thompson, Corey L.
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