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ERIC Number: EJ1284391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
"It's Not Fiction, It's My Life": LGBTQ+ Youth of Color and Kinships in an Urban School
Wozolek, Boni
Theory Into Practice, v60 n1 p94-102 2021
This article argues that chosen family structures are critical for LGBTQ+ youth of color. Further, it articulates the inherent sense of agency that is found in choosing a family--something that not only shapes young ways of being, knowing, and doing but impacts their ability to resist toxic cultural norms that all too often position students for the school-to-prison and school-to-coffin pipelines. Finally, this article argues that schools should attend more closely to chosen family structures and find ways to include them in school culture to better sustain students, classrooms, and communities of color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A