Title

Brown is Beautiful: Cultural Empowerment in Oxnard Schools

Published In

American Studies Journal

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

1-24-2022

Abstract

A few years ago, I was invited to present at a middle school in my hometown Oxnard, CA—a city that is predominantly Brown, where Latinx students make up 92.6% of the overall student body in the K-8 school district. The Latina school counselor who invited me strategically assigned me, a then-doctoral candidate, to present to students who were in a college preparatory program. When I arrived at the assigned classroom, a White teacher greeted me by saying something along these lines, “You can come speak to my class, but you can’t talk about Oxnard. You can only talk about college.”

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/38454

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