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Dropout Rate Among Chicano And Latino Immigrant High School Students, Emma Smith Jan 2018

Dropout Rate Among Chicano And Latino Immigrant High School Students, Emma Smith

2018 Symposium

This paper will discuss the dropout rate among Chicanx immigrant high school students in the U.S. This study will exhibit a much higher percentage of Latinx dropouts compared to any other ethnic group in America from 2003 to 2015. There will be specific factors identified as to why this is true, among them, language barriers, the age at which the child first immigrated, and their prior schooling. Additionally, this work explores what can be done to reduce the dropout rates. With the help of scholarly articles, reviews and data analysis, this paper will demonstrate the problems that foreign born ...


Why Are Latinxs Underrepresented In Medical Professions?, Elizavet Mariscal Guzman Jan 2018

Why Are Latinxs Underrepresented In Medical Professions?, Elizavet Mariscal Guzman

2018 Symposium

Between 1960 and 2013 the number of Physicians in the United States with Latinx background increased by 3.8%. For example, 7% out of 70,000 bachelor’s degrees in 1986 were acquired by Latinxs. This research examined will address why the health industry is lacking Latinxs in medical professions, along with what factors are impeding them to get into the Medical Field. The methods used will consist of scholarly and peer reviewed articles. Based on preliminary research, the factors contributing to this underrepresentation include lack of role models and resources, as well as urban schools that are infested with ...


Deconstructing Colonization In The Classroom, Claire Israel Jan 2018

Deconstructing Colonization In The Classroom, Claire Israel

2018 Symposium

Many argue that the neocolonial culture that permeates the American public-school system directly leads to the disengagement of Latina/o students. In my research, I aim to unpack each element of this assertion. Though there is still a lot of work to do, many school districts and state public education authorities have introduced various innovative ethnic studies programs into their curriculums in attempts to diversify the content and reengage the Latina/o students in the public education system today. In the last 18 years, the national dropout rate of Latina/o students has dropped by almost half. By way of ...


The Link Between Latinx And American Music, Koby T. Sonnabend Jan 2018

The Link Between Latinx And American Music, Koby T. Sonnabend

2018 Symposium

Music is something that is constantly changing along with its listeners. What is unique about music is the affects it can have on communities and specific groups of people while in return, those people change the future music that will be released in the future. As the Latino population grows in the U.S., the impact felt by the culture follows suit. Latinx musical elements are becoming an integrated part of American popular music which coincides with the increasing presence of Latinos in America. This paper will describe the traits present in Latino music and relate them to developing traits ...


Latinos In The United States Military: World War Ii, Brianna R. Lasso Jan 2018

Latinos In The United States Military: World War Ii, Brianna R. Lasso

2018 Symposium

The reason for writing this research paper is to inform the audience and present them with a new understanding of Latinos in the United States military, during World War II. This research project brings to light the positive and negative experiences for Latinos who served their country during this period in history. It also recognizes the achievements and heroic acts of several Latinos during World War II, and explores the various roles that they played, and contributions that they made for the war effort. The method of research used for this study primarily consists of scholarly journals, books, and documentaries ...


Latino Stereotypes In Television, Michael Haynes Jan 2018

Latino Stereotypes In Television, Michael Haynes

2018 Symposium

As we’ve seen numerous examples of in English television shows, Latinos and Latinas often are portrayed in ways that are consistent with stereotypes. Latino men are often portrayed as violent criminals or gangbangers who are bad to women and Latina women are often portrayed as being very sexual often having roles as prostitutes and things of that nature as well as being very loud mouthed and obnoxious. The purpose of this research paper is to expose how Latinos are almost never portrayed as mainstream characters, often being portrayed as sidekicks or lowlifes. This paper will also seek to expose ...


Fake News: Latinos, Representacion, Ciudadanizo Y Trump, Grace Thieme Jan 2018

Fake News: Latinos, Representacion, Ciudadanizo Y Trump, Grace Thieme

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis uses in-depth analysis of historical Los Angeles Times articles to trace the changing representations of the Latino community in the media. Focusing on themes of patriotism and citizenship, this thesis draws out the subtleties of syntax and semantics that silently influence public opinion. The Zoot Suit Riots and the Chicano Moratorium serve as the main historical backdrop, leading to a concluding exploration of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric surrounding immigration and the Latino community.


Self-Esteem In Spanish-Speaking Latinos In Northwest Ohio, Mckenna Freeman Dec 2017

Self-Esteem In Spanish-Speaking Latinos In Northwest Ohio, Mckenna Freeman

Honors Projects

Self-esteem is a widely-studied construct across many disciplines of social science. However, previous research regarding self-esteem and language barriers has focused primarily on children and adolescent populations, while much less research has examined this relationship among adults. The current study measures linguistic acculturation and self-esteem in both Latino and control adult samples. Hypothesis 1 states that participants in the Latino sample would report significantly lower self-esteem than the control sample. Hypothesis 2 states that linguistic acculturation levels in Spanish speaking Latinos would be positively correlated with self-esteem. Finally, a research question was addressed measuring the differences in self-esteem between foreign ...


Latin@S In The Labor Work Force, Vanessa Murillo Jan 2016

Latin@S In The Labor Work Force, Vanessa Murillo

2016 Symposium

This study focuses on the overrepresentation of Latino/as in farm labor jobs and the factors causing this trend, including the lax employer verification requirements. Using peer review sources, this work assesses the extent to which the federal government is complicit by allowing certain industry sectors such as the agribusiness with less stringent employment verification requirements than the technology or scientific industry. The study shows this bias application of laws create a form of exploitation and an underclass of Latina/o immigrants locked out of better job opportunities. Finally, this research points out to DACA, the executive order issued by ...


Construction Of An Anti-Mexican American Bias Scale And Its Validation, Leslie N. Martinez Nov 2015

Construction Of An Anti-Mexican American Bias Scale And Its Validation, Leslie N. Martinez

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Psychology

The purpose of the dissertation is to develop a meaningful measure of Anti-Mexican American attitudes and to test that measure for its utility in predicting biased attributions for Mexican Americans. Attention has mainly focused on bias against Blacks, and this has produced important gaps in the understanding of race/ethnic bias that must be addressed. For the past few decades, the number of racial minorities, especially the number of Latinos/Hispanics, has been on the rise. The psychometric properties and validation of the new Anti-Mexican American Attitude Scale (AMAAS) were investigated through study 1 and study 2. The principal components ...


Latin@ Identity Politics In Higher Education: Unveiling Representations Of Whiteness In Latin@ Culture, Michael Benitez Jr. Jan 2015

Latin@ Identity Politics In Higher Education: Unveiling Representations Of Whiteness In Latin@ Culture, Michael Benitez Jr.

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This theoretical research project examines research and literature utilizing different critical lenses to assist in promoting alternative ethnoracial understandings of Latin@ness in the context of higher education. This dissertation sought to problematize and complement how Latin@ student identity development theory and Latin@ Critical Theory are framed and used, and fuses different theoretical bodies of scholarly work to help reveal gaps in current literature that fill a significant void in, and complement current literature on Latin@ identity and culture. This project consist of varying conversations between Latin@ cultural formation, Latin@ oriented theoretical lenses, postcolonialism, antiracism, whiteness and higher education, to ...


Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz Dec 2014

Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz

Based on in-depth interviews and fieldwork in and around Dallas, Texas, this paper explores the ways in which Latino parents and their children negotiate home language and offers a theoretical framework for understanding language maintenance and loss in the home. The parents in this study overwhelmingly view bilingualism as the ideal, yet many parents, especially those who are English-dominant or bilingual, find it difficult to maintain Spanish at home because of outside pressures that prioritize English and concerns about their children's English-language acquisition. The family, as the environment in which children first begin to learn language, and family dynamics ...


Latino Leadership Initiative (Lli), University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harvard Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership Apr 2014

Latino Leadership Initiative (Lli), University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harvard Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Purpose: To help develop a cadre of next generation leaders from and for the Latino(a) community. Participants: The LLI annually serves up to 50 of the nation’s most promising undergraduates with demonstrated interest in serving the Latino(a)community. Partner Schools: The partner schools are sending cohorts represented are Miami Dade College, UMass Boston, Texas A&M International University, University of California at Merced, University of Texas-Pan American, Loyola Marymount, City University of New York and the University of Houston. Objectives: To enhance the leadership capacity of students committed to serving the Latino community; To help participants form a strong and durable bond among themselves and with other leaders; To inspire participants to view their own possibilities for leadership and professional achievement as limitless.


The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience As Depicted In Film, Duane Wright Feb 2012

The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience As Depicted In Film, Duane Wright

Duane E Wright II

The author argues that traditional macro-level methods of gathering data on populations create an impersonal depiction of the group. A useful pedagogical tool for teachers to counter this is to use fictional accounts in film and literature to put a more human face on the subjects being studied. Two films, Bread and Roses and El Norte, are used in this way to enhance or add another dimension to studies of the labor experience of Latino immigrants in the United States. The films are looked at through various sociological theories, Assimilation, Competition, and Neo-Marxist. The author concludes that Neo-Marxist theory best ...


The Meaning Of The Browning Of America, Miren Uriarte Aug 2011

The Meaning Of The Browning Of America, Miren Uriarte

Miren Uriarte

Many of you are in the same position that many of us are in the academy or at the community level. We have two jobs. That of doing the work we are paid to do - be it research or anything else - as well as developing the awareness of those around us of the particular needs of Latinos in the hopes of having the community receive a more equitable treatment. In my experience, there is no other way to accomplish both jobs and remain sane without getting together with others in the same situation and discussing strategies and action. I salute ...


“Somos Costeños”: Afro-Mexican Transnational Migration And Community Formation In Mexico And Winston-Salem, Nc, Elizabeth Barnett Jan 2011

“Somos Costeños”: Afro-Mexican Transnational Migration And Community Formation In Mexico And Winston-Salem, Nc, Elizabeth Barnett

History Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


The Value Of African American And Latino Coalitions To The American South, Ramona Houston Jun 2010

The Value Of African American And Latino Coalitions To The American South, Ramona Houston

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

No abstract provided.


The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience As Depicted In Film, Duane Wright Jan 2009

The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience As Depicted In Film, Duane Wright

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

The author argues that traditional macro-level methods of gathering data on populations create an impersonal depiction of the group. A useful pedagogical tool for teachers to counter this is to use fictional accounts in film and literature to put a more human face on the subjects being studied. Two films, Bread and Roses and El Norte, are used in this way to enhance or add another dimension to studies of the labor experience of Latino immigrants in the United States. The films are looked at through various sociological theories, Assimilation, Competition, and Neo-Marxist. The author concludes that Neo-Marxist theory best ...


Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz Jan 2008

Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz

Sociology

Based on in-depth interviews and fieldwork in and around Dallas, Texas, this paper explores the ways in which Latino parents and their children negotiate home language and offers a theoretical framework for understanding language maintenance and loss in the home. The parents in this study overwhelmingly view bilingualism as the ideal, yet many parents, especially those who are English-dominant or bilingual, find it difficult to maintain Spanish at home because of outside pressures that prioritize English and concerns about their children's English-language acquisition. The family, as the environment in which children first begin to learn language, and family dynamics ...


Nuevo Plan De Aztlan, Ruben B. Botello Jd Jan 2008

Nuevo Plan De Aztlan, Ruben B. Botello Jd

Ruben B Botello JD

Nuevo Plan de Aztlan

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor Our Native American heritage with all Our hearts and minds.

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor the sacred call of Our Native American ancestors for Peace and Justice throughout Our Americas; and

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America recognize La Raza has been struggling with a new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution in and outside Our Americas since September 11, 2001.

NOW THEREFORE, We the Chicanos y Chicanos ...


The Meaning Of The Browning Of America, Miren Uriarte Oct 1991

The Meaning Of The Browning Of America, Miren Uriarte

Gastón Institute Publications

Many of you are in the same position that many of us are in the academy or at the community level. We have two jobs. That of doing the work we are paid to do - be it research or anything else - as well as developing the awareness of those around us of the particular needs of Latinos in the hopes of having the community receive a more equitable treatment.

In my experience, there is no other way to accomplish both jobs and remain sane without getting together with others in the same situation and discussing strategies and action. I salute ...