ERIC Number: EJ1074028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Targets but Not Victims: Latina/o College Students and Arizona's Racial Politics
Mendez, Julian J.; Cabrera, Nolan L.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v14 n4 p377-391 Oct 2015
This study examines the experiences of 18 Latina/o students attending the University of Arizona in the wake of SB 1070 (anti-immigrant) and HB 2281 (anti-Mexican American Studies). Students experienced a hostile campus climate; however, many channeled their frustrations into political engagement. Findings indicate that despite anti-Latina/o legislation and a hostile campus racial climate, students do not necessarily become racial victims. Practitioners should create opportunities for students to engage in dialogue, which critically analyzes racial policies.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, State Legislation, Immigrants, Social Bias, Mexican Americans, Educational Environment, Racial Bias, Victims, Public Policy, Multicultural Education, English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Student Diversity, Psychological Patterns, Semi Structured Interviews, Stress Variables, Fear, Activism
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona