ERIC Number: EJ1061755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
Microaggressions and Hmong American Students
Kwan, Yvonne Y.
Bilingual Research Journal, v38 n1 p23-44 2015
This research identifies how anti-immigrant sentiment and racism, which have historically been reflected and transmitted through nativist language policies and school curriculum, affect second-linguistic-generation Hmong Americans--not via overtly xenophobic and discriminatory acts but via subtle yet hurtful racial microaggressions. Interviews with 19 Hmong American college students from diverse regions in California show that participants experienced the following racial microaggressions: "Objectification and Assumed Inadequacy." Such microlevel experiences, as shaped and structured by macrolevel processes, ultimately affected Hmong Americans' views on Hmong cultural communication practices and heritage language.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Racial Bias, Hmong People, Public Policy, College Students, Asian Americans, Aggression, Student Attitudes, Language Usage, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes, Curriculum, Sino Tibetan Languages, Surveys, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California