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ERIC Number: EJ1110586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
She Doesn't Even Act Mexican: Smartness Trespassing in the New South
Carrillo, Juan F.; Rodriguez, Esmeralda
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v19 n6 p1236-1246 2016
Historically, Latin@s have experienced deficit thinking as it relates to their perceived academic abilities. In North Carolina's emerging Latin@ population, the first waves of K-12 students are writing a new chapter in the state's history. Yet, there is a dearth of research that focuses on the identities of academically successful Latin@ students in the state. This qualitative study examines the politics and discrimination associated with claiming a 'smart identity' in the new south by documenting the experiences of a high-achieving Latina high school student. We introduce and use the term, "smartness trespassing," to capture this tension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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