First Advisor

Kelly Gonzales

Date of Award

5-22-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Public Health Studies: Community Health Promotion and University Honors

Department

Health Studies

Language

English

Subjects

Public health personnel -- Social aspects, Institutional racism -- Effect on public health administration, Stereotypes (Social psychology), Hispanic Americans in medicine

DOI

10.15760/honors.893

Abstract

Through a literature review and personal reflection, my thesis will focus on the strengths and love of my people to counter invisibility for liberation in the white academy. More importantly, my aim in this paper is to illustrate the strengths, courage, and will-power I came across to dismantle the concealed barriers in a system that misperceived my values. I will speak from the first person to express my feelings and experiences. When I use the words, my people, I mean people who identify themselves as Hispanic/Latino or non-white. The goal of this paper is to explicate how I remained strong and utterly myself in a system and spaces that uphold institutional racism and discern me as a stereotype. Then, I will take into consideration how this type of learning environment has on the emergence and professional development of other students who aspire to become future public health officials.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33142

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