ERIC Number: EJ1156675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Race, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Institutional), Student Diversity, Equal Education, Critical Theory, Affirmative Action, Politics of Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Access to Education, Alumni, Graduate Surveys, College Students, Ideology, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Experience, Racial Relations, School Policy, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Resistance (Psychology), Discourse Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural Pluralism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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