Those working toward institutional social change and supporting students from diverse background are considered social justice allies (Edwards, 2006). Patton et al. (2007) describe these individuals as knowledgeable and aware of how their own racial identities influence their interactions with others, understanding of racism, as well as their decisions, policies, and interactions with students of diverse backgrounds. There are several studies that have examined the development of White college students as social justice allies, but the development of White administrators as social justice allies is under-studied (Broido, 2000; Eichstedt, 2001; Reason, Roosa Millar, & Scales, 2005). Additionally, there is limited research related to social justice advocacy and Christian higher education. Through examining the experiences of White administrators who are active in leading social justice efforts at their Christian institutions, our findings demonstrate the influence of the participants’ Christian beliefs in the development of becoming social justice advocates.
Brock, Sharia; Hambrick, Angelica; and Jun, Alexander
"The Intersection of Christianity and Racial Justice Advocacy,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 15
, Article 4.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol15/iss15/4