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2014

Nolan L. Cabrera

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Beyond Black And White: How White, Male, College Students See Their Asian American Peers, Nolan L. Cabrera Jan 2014

Beyond Black And White: How White, Male, College Students See Their Asian American Peers, Nolan L. Cabrera

Nolan L. Cabrera

This research is a cross-site analysis of how white, male, college students see their Asian American peers. Semi-structured interviews with 43 white males were conducted at two universities that differed substantially in their representation of Asian American students. The interviews were theoretically framed by Critical Whiteness Studies and Bobo and Tuan’s conception of prejudice as group positioning. At the institution where Asian American population was higher (almost 1/3 of the undergraduate population), the participants described Asian Americans as not true minorities and blamed them for campus segregation, while also subscribing to many racial stereotypes about Asian Americans (e ...


Missing The (Student Achievement) Forest For All The (Political) Trees: Empiricism And The Mexican American Studies Controversy In Tucson, Nolan L. Cabrera, Jeffrey F. Milem, Ozan Jaquette, Ronald W. Marx Jan 2014

Missing The (Student Achievement) Forest For All The (Political) Trees: Empiricism And The Mexican American Studies Controversy In Tucson, Nolan L. Cabrera, Jeffrey F. Milem, Ozan Jaquette, Ronald W. Marx

Nolan L. Cabrera

The Arizona legislature passed HB 2281, which eliminated Tucson Unified School District’s (TUSD’s) Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, arguing the curriculum was too political. This program has been at the center of contentious debates, but a central question has not been thoroughly examined: Do the classes raise student achievement? The current analyses use administrative data from TUSD (2008–2011), running logistic regression models to assess the relationship between taking MAS classes and passing AIMS (Arizona state standardized tests) and high school graduation. Results indicate that MAS participation was significantly related to an increased likelihood of both outcomes occurring ...