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ERIC Number: EJ1367373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-5183
Neoliberalism and Diversity as Property: Extending Whiteness as Property into the New Latinx Diaspora
Sierk, Jessica
SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, v7 n2 p35-51 2021
Neoliberalism tends to shift the goals of schooling from democratic to economic purposes. This article examines how school personnel and students in 2 majority-Latinx schools utilized neoliberalism when constructing diversity as a form of "property." Diversity was seen as preparation for postsecondary life and an experience that (White) students could use in their college admission applications. While such exposure to difference ostensibly benefits White students, it tends to reinforce stereotypical depictions of "other" cultures. While White students acquired the benefit of diversity as property, Latinx students endured a system that was, at best, not made for their success, and at worst made for their failure. Exposure to difference is not enough to combat oppression. The one-way, assimilative nature of the status quo must become a true two-way exchange where all students, including students of color and immigrant students, have something to gain from attending a racially and ethnically diverse school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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