ERIC Number: EJ1139001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Racial Politics and Racial Self-Identification: A Case Study of Arizona, 2010-2011
Cabrera, Nolan L.; Holliday, Matthew R.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v39 n2 p131-149 May 2017
This study examines the relationship between Arizona's anti-Latina/o policies and changing patterns of racial self-identification for students at the University of Arizona. Using institutional data and the university's Entering Student Survey, we explored trends in racial/ethnic self-identification between two cohorts of students: one before and one after the summer of 2010 (passage of SB1070, HB2281, and Proposition 107). Descriptive analyses revealed that both White and Latina/o students declined to state a racial/ethnic background at substantially higher rates after the passages of the bills. After the passage of the legislation, Latina/os used "Mexican" identifiers at substantially lower rates and "White" identifiers at substantially higher rates. Implications are discussed for racial/ethnic self-identification and higher education practice.
Descriptors: White Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Racial Identification, Self Concept, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, State Policy, College Students, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, State Legislation, Case Studies, Political Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona