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ERIC Number: ED538027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 53
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 137
Rethinking Research on Multiracial College Students: Toward an Integrative Model of Multiraciality for Campus Climate
Guillermo-Wann, Chelsea; Johnston, Marc P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Biannual Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference (2nd, Nov 2012)
Although recent research on multiraciality exposes mixed race experiences in the post-Civil Rights era, higher education scholarship still seems to lack a framework that connects two racial systems of oppression that inform and reinforce each other: traditional racisms targeting monoracially-constructed groups, and monoracism targeting multiraciality. Considering that college has the potential to prepare all students to effectively engage in our increasingly diverse society, we must also examine how multiple racisms function around multiraciality in college. Accordingly, this paper reviews race-based theories and frameworks common in American higher education research, and builds upon aspects of them to develop an integrative model for examining multiraciality in a way that accounts for historical and contemporary contexts, individual identities, campus structures, and broader systems of oppression. It draws upon elements of racial formation theory, multiracial identity theory, critical race theory, and campus climate for diversity frameworks. The model purposefully contests postracial perspectives at the same time that it makes multiracial Americans visible in race-sensitive research on the racial dynamics higher education. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A