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Vargas, Manuel P.; Kuhl, Paul E. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2008
This article describes a curriculum initiative intended to lay the foundational knowledge for a dialogue between Afro-Latinos and African Americans living in the United States. Afro-Latinos trace their roots to Africa and Latin America; although their physical characteristics are similar to those of African descent, their ethnic backgrounds…
Descriptors: African Americans, Preservice Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Blacks
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Chandler, Vincent – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2016
"Testimonio" is the intentional and rhetorical act of speaking and sharing one's story, history or narrative with a specific focus towards that which is experienced in and around issues of bias, prejudice, oppression, otherness, marginalization, resistance, and survival (Bernal, Burciaga, & Carmona, 2012; Reyes & Rodríguez,…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Cultural Influences, Hispanic Americans, Culturally Relevant Education
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Reyes, Kathryn Blackmer; Curry Rodriguez, Julia E. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
People of color in the United States have utilized the liberationist "testimonio" as both methodology and narrative development. This essay provides a discussion about the roots of "testimonio" in Latin America and how it has been transformed, integrating qualitative research approaches, oral history, spoken word, and memoir…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Oral History, Interviews, Latin Americans
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Delgado Bernal, Dolores; Burciaga, Rebeca; Flores Carmona, Judith – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
While the genre of "testimonio" has deep roots in oral cultures and in Latin American human rights struggles, the publication and subsequent adoption of "This Bridge Called My Back" and, more recently, "Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios" by Chicanas and Latinas, have demonstrated the power of "testimonio" as a genre that exposes…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Race, Nature Nurture Controversy, Cultural Traits
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Cho, Helen – Multicultural Perspectives, 2011
For a faculty member of East Asian ancestry, raised in Latin America, race became a salient part of the author's identity during adulthood while living and working in the southern United States. While the race-related experiences the author continues to have on and off campus are deeply personal, race became an academic undertaking, and centering…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Students
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Agosin, Marjorie – MultiCultural Review, 1999
Reflects on the traditions of Jewish Latin American literature, with its roots in the culture of Sephardic Jews who left Europe. One of the central themes of this literature, which is frequently written in the traditional Judeo-Spanish "ladino," is migration. (SLD)
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Jews, Latin American Culture, Latin American Literature
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Passel, Jeffrey; Taylor, Paul – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2009
If one turns to the U.S. government for answers to a daunting question: "Just who is a Hispanic?", he/she discovers that it has two different approaches to this definitional question. Both are products of a 1976 act of Congress and the administrative regulations that flow from it. One approach defines a Hispanic or Latino as a member of an ethnic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Definitions
Gonzalez, Juan – 2000
This book presents an integrated historical look at Latin America and Latinos in the United States, offering portraits of real-life Latino pioneers and sketches of the political events and social conditions that compelled them to leave their homeland and examining how they have transformed the nation's cultural landscape. Part 1,…
Descriptors: Cubans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Dominicans
Oboler, Suzanne – 1995
The history and current use of the label "Hispanic" are discussed in this exploration of the myth of cultural and national homogeneity among people of Latin American descent in the United States. The historical process of labeling groups of individuals is discussed, and how ethnic labels affect the meaning of citizenship and the struggle…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, English
Montalvo, Frank F. – 1987
Failure to understand the role of skin color in the development of ethnoracial identity among Hispanic Americans has led to continued psychic and educational problems for them, hidden the cause of real and potential divisiveness in the community, and prevented the development of effective strategies for overcoming ethnic prejudice. The ethnic…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Ambiguity, Cultural Context, Cultural Images