ERIC Number: EJ1080831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
"Chinese-Mexicans" and "Blackest Asians": Filipino American Youth Resisting the Racial Binary
Chutuape, Erica D.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v19 n1 p200-231 2016
This study provides a deeper understanding of the interracial connections not just between non-whites and whites, but among non-whites. Filipino American youth attending high school in New York City contended with a dominant bipolar racial discourse that marginalizes the racialized experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders. However, instead of feeling invisible or marginalized, data point to how they negotiated a black-white racial discourse to decide when and how they enter dialogues about race. Filipino youth reconceptualized this racial binary to position themselves on a continuum to form the racial "middle ground" between blacks and whites. Importantly, rather than a racial hierarchy that places whites at the top, youth used discursive strategies to place themselves on a "racial continuum" that emphasizes the interconnectedness among racial minorities.
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Minority Groups, High School Students, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Race, Racial Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Immigrants, Critical Theory, Whites, African Americans, Catholic Schools, Private Schools, Focus Groups, Observation, Racial Relations, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Participant Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York