Chicanx/Latinx Topics

Diversity in the Latinx Community

Articles

Understanding Latinx College Student Diversity and Why It Matters

Citation: Cuellar, Marcella (2018). Higher Education Today

LatCrit

Articles

Examining Transformational Resistance Through a Critical Race and Latcrit Theory Framework: Chicana and Chicano Students in an Urban Context

Citation: Solorzano, D. G., & Bernal, D. D. (2001). Examining Transformational Resistance Through a Critical Race and Latcrit Theory Framework: Chicana and Chicano Students in an Urban Context. Urban Education, 36(3), 308–342. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085901363002

Critical race theory, race and gender microaggressions, and the experience of Chicana and Chicano scholars

Citation: Daniel G. Solorzano (1998) Critical race theory, race and gender microaggressions, and the experience of Chicana and Chicano scholars, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 11:1, 121-136, DOI: 10.1080/095183998236926

Educational Inequities and Latina/o Undergraduate Students in the United States: A Critical Race Analysis of Their Educational Progress

Citation: Sólorzano, D. G., Villalpando, O., & Oseguera, L. (2005). Educational Inequities and Latina/o Undergraduate Students in the United States: A Critical Race Analysis of Their Educational Progress. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 4(3), 272–294. https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192705276550

Undoc Latinx Students

Articles

Unpacking Resilience and Trauma: Examining the “Trump Effect” in Higher Education for Undocumented Latinx College Students

Bambi Salcedo

 

 

 
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Videos

Defining Latino: Young People Talk Identity, Belonging | NBC Latino | NBC News


Summary: Young Latinos talk about how their American experience has defined their identity at a time when Latinos, ages 18-34, are part of one of the largest and fastest-growing youth populations in the country.

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States | Fernanda Ponce | TEDxDeerfield

Summary: Fernanda provides a first person account of identity--addressing stereotypes and assumptions, and inviting the audience to dig deeper into the Latinx experience in the United States.  Fernanda addresses the role of Latinx people in shaping the culture, politics, and economy of the USA.
Which Is Better Latino or Latinx?

Summary: A conversation about from Pero Like on the debate between how to identify within community.

This Is What Latinx Looks Like

Summary: “There’s no one way to be Latinx” from Buzzfeed

Latinx Writer Angely Mercado On Representation And Diversity In Media | NowThis

Summary: This Latina writer is chronicling her struggles with body image, race, and stereotypes in an honest, refreshing way.

A Local’s Guide to Chicano Style in Los Angeles | American Women | Vogue

Summary: 20-year-old Sailor Gonzales, a Los Angeles Latina studying fashion design and Chicano studies with whom Vogue spent a day traversing L.A.’s skate parks and thrift stores—and exploring her closet. Family is important to Gonzales—living up to what the generations before her strived for by coming to America—as is not becoming a fashion trend to be copped and claimed by outsiders. 

Moving Beyond the Chicano Borderlands | Michelle Navarro | TEDxMountainViewCollege

Summary: Ethnic marginalization can be a challenging experience. This talk will explore ways to courageously mold an ethic identity that transcends cultural expectations and stereotypes. Michelle Navarro is a full-time professor of history at Richland College. For the past ten years, Michelle continues to sponsor a student club called A.L.A.S., which stands for “Achieving Latino Academic Success.”

How Latino Americans Shaped the U.S., Fought for Acceptance

Summary: From Spanish settlers to immigration reform, the Hispanic-American experience stretches centuries and predates Plymouth Rock. A new PBS documentary series chronicles those often untold stories. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour's own Ray Suarez about his companion book, "Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation."

Organizations

Chicanos Por La Causa

Chicanos Por La Causa was founded in 1969 to confront oppression facing Latinos in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the movement led by Cesar Chavez. Now, they are one of the largest Hispanic nonprofits in the country, promoting stronger and healthier communities throughout the southwestern United States. Their vibrant community presence spans a comprehensive range of bilingual and bi-cultural services in Health & Human Services, Housing, Education, and Economic Development.

United We Dream

For undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., facing discrimination can lead to living in fear. United We Dream works to transform that fear into finding a voice. They empower immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

Unidos US

Since 1968, UnidosUS—formerly known as National Council of La Raza—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. They serve the Hispanic community through  research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as program work in communities nationwide. They partner with a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.

Voto Latino

Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership.Their work focuses on building a pipeline meant to serve and empower our community, consisting of three parts: civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development. Through  innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, they provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change, to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.