Why you always so political?: The Experiences and Resiliencies of Mexican/Mexican American/Xicanx Students in Higher Education

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Critical race theory -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States, English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Social aspects -- United States, Narration (Rhetoric) -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States, Storytelling in education -- United States, Racism in education -- United States, Discrimination in education -- United States, Social justice


As of 2018, only about one in ten Mexican/Mexican American/Xicanx (MMAX) students graduate with a college degree. Drawing on in-depth interviews, participant observations, pláticas, document analyses, and literature on race, space, and racism in higher education, this book documents the narratives of 20 MMAX undergraduate students at a private, historically and predominantly white university in the Northeast United States. Utilizing counterstorytelling as a research method, Martín Alberto Gonzalez argues that the racially hostile campus environment experienced by MMAX students at their respective university manifests itself as a form of educational-environmental racism. By providing culturally relevant counterstories about racism in higher education, this book offers an accessible tool for teaching and learning about the harsh realities of Students of Color who attend predominantly white universities.


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