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ERIC Number: ED164634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-21
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Puertorriquenas as Hispanics in the United States.
King, Lourdes Miranda
Although the Hispanic woman finds herself in a minority status within a minority population, her persistence and resiliency attest to her readiness for change. She bears the triple brunt of sexism, racism, and colonialism. She is victimized by poverty, prejudice and rejection by the dominant population. Like women in the population at large, her income is far below that of males, the expectancy levels for her achievement are quite low, and she finds she is often rejected as a fully participating citizen. Being a minority, as well as a woman, she has low social status and consequently low self-esteem. Her language is often mistaken for illiteracy or, at least, is the sign of the unwanted immigrant. Although her educational attainment is lower than that of women in general and that of Hispanic men, there are some hopeful signs. Her participation in secondary education is on the rise and increased education is a key element in improving her chances for jobs not presently open to her. (Author/WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies (6th, April 21, 1978)