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“We believe it is the duty of both policy makers and educators to identify qualified minority youth and place them in channels that ensure success.” The ultimate objective of any college minority recruitment and retention effort should be to train and cultivate qualified students of color for leadership in their community, as well as the general society. The existence of special problems and conditions within certain communities is well documented. Although the success of university-community collaboration efforts varies from one community to the next, most college officials nonetheless find themselves calling for greater representation and participation.This workshop will present the quantitative findings of a study aimed at assessing what impact (1) traditional historical misinformation, and (2) the substitution of that information with revisionist history has on the perspectives of college pre-service and in-service education majors. In particular, we will investigate the impact James Loewen's "Lies My Teacher Told Me" has on that learning. The session will benefit educators and trainers who teach history and human and race relations courses.