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At the intersection of race and class: An autoethnographic study on the experiences of a Southeast Asian American college student
College students’ experiences with power and marginality: Sharing spaces and negotiating differences (2015)
  • Kimberly A. Truong
  • Tryan L. McMickens, Suffolk University
  • Ron E. L. Brown, Northeastern University
Abstract

The positioning of Asian Pacific Islander and Desi Americans students as overrepresented, "model minorities” or akin to Whites in education hides both the diversity within this group and the challenges many APIDA students face stemming from racialization and socioeconomic disadvantage. In this autoethnographic study, we examine the role race and class identities presented challenges to accessing and navigating higher education. Guided by Critical Race Theory, we offer a counternarrative of a Southeast Asian American female student who grew up low-income and was the first in her family to attend college. We offer implications for policy and practice to better support this underrepresented population.

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Publication Date
2015
Editor
E. Lee and C. LaDousa
Publisher
Routledge
Citation Information
Kimberly A. Truong, Tryan L. McMickens and Ron E. L. Brown. "At the intersection of race and class: An autoethnographic study on the experiences of a Southeast Asian American college student" New YorkCollege students’ experiences with power and marginality: Sharing spaces and negotiating differences (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ktruong/40/