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ERIC Number: EJ1153723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
"Should We Carry Our Passports with Us?": Resisting Violence against Latin@s in Light of Political Rhetoric
Bondy, Jennifer M.
Multicultural Perspectives, v19 n3 p166-171 2017
In this article, Jennifer Bondy argues that educators should teach students about the emotions that drive racialized violence. In order to do this, she focuses on political rhetoric that locates Latin@s as illegal aliens, criminals, and questionably American. She begins with her professional experiences as a social studies teacher who has worked with Latin@ youth, and with her personal experiences with Latin family members. She then shifts toward a useful conceptual framework (Young, 2011) for understanding the conditions through which systematic violence against Latin@s is achieved. After highlighting media coverage of anti-Latin@ violence that has been inspired by Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Bondy demonstrates how broader anti-Latin@ political sentiments can be embodied in daily school interactions. Next, she provides examples for how teachers can support students to explore the emotions that drive violence and to create educational experiences that develop concern for justice for all youth. She concludes by appealing to the responsibility of educators to situate classrooms in an increasingly global world.
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Language: English
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