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ERIC Number: EJ1156675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Affirming Race, Diversity, and Equity through Black and Latinx Students' Lived Experiences
Vue, Rican; Haslerig, Siduri Jayaram; Allen, Walter R.
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n5 p868-903 Oct 2017
Immediately after President Obama's successful campaign, many hypothesized that the United States had entered a post-racial era. This study uses critical race theory to examine how high-achieving Black and Latinx college students make meaning of and navigate affirmative action policy discourses in an era of colorblind racial politics. Semi-structured interviews with 46 alumni of two race-conscious college access programs illustrate how participants employ a race-conscious framework that affirms the reality of race-conscious policies. Their discourse addressing race, intersectionality, and equity disrupts colorblind ideology. Connecting our analysis to the current social landscape, we argue intersectionality offers a framework for engaging politics of accountability. In the conclusion, we conceptually distinguish between post-racial era conditions and post-race (or post-racist) aspirations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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