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North, Connie E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
In March 2009, the author accompanied 19 university students to El Paso, Texas, for an alternative spring break (ASB). The author and the students traveled to the urban zip code with the lowest per capita income in the country to study U.S.-Mexico border issues. In the ASB program's language, they sought to gain "new perspectives on social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Needs, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries
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Alper, Paul – Higher Education Review, 2010
The new objects of public and open prejudice are Hispanics, primarily Mexicans due to their large population and their proximity to the United States. Because the Iraq War is such a disaster on all fronts, conservatives and reactionaries have shifted their patriotic fervour from invading foreign countries to inveighing against brown-skinned…
Descriptors: North Americans, Foreign Nationals, Fear, Stranger Reactions