We used Latina/Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) to re-analyze survey and interview data from earlier research in which we found Latina/o students reported less positive experiences than other students in this high school. We found racial injustice in class enrollments, in students’ experiences with stereotypes and prejudice, in student-teacher relationships, and in school policies and norms. LatCrit principles illustrate interconnections among racism, interest convergence, and colorblindness that create racial injustice for Latinas/os. We argue that counterstorytelling could emerge to resist that injustice and that educators must understand how racism functions in their schools and interrogate relevant policies and norms.
Journal of Latinos and Education
Cooper Stein, K., Wright, J., Gil, E., Miness, A., & Ginanto, D. (2018). Examining Latina/o Students’ Experiences of Injustice: LatCrit Insights from a Texas High School. Journal of Latinos and Education, 17(2), 103-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348431.2017.1282367