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ERIC Number: EJ1015098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Minority within a Minority Paradox: Asian Experiences in Latino Schools & Communities
Koo, Sarai; Nishimura, Trisha S.
Multicultural Education, v20 n2 p17-26 Win 2013
Drawing on Critical Race Theory (CRT), the authors report on narratives of education collected from three young Asian women living in and attending a predominately Latina/o community and school. The authors explored how Asians and Latina/o groups intersect in a majority minority community. Specifically, they sought to understand: (1) How young Asian women positioned themselves with respect to their Latina/o peers; and (2) How race, culture, and stereotypes impacted the friendships they were able to develop, the ways they perceived themselves and their Latina/o peers, and the specific nuances that this minority-within- a- minority context provided. The purpose of the research was to understand the complexities of minority students living and attending school in a predominantly minority community that is ethnically different from those students. The findings focus on four concepts: minority-to-minority racialized experiences, the bell curve demystified, friendship formation, and where is my home? This research intersects race, gender, identity, and class issues through a CRT lens and reveals how stereotypes continue to perpetuate within mainstream society vis-a-vis the media. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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