Title

The Erasure of the Hispanic Male in Higher Education

Lead Author Major

Armando Borrego

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Professor Jeffrey Hole

Faculty Mentor Department

English

Abstract/Artist Statement

The Erasure of the Hispanic Male in Higher Education

Witnessing and experiencing firsthand the, at times, dismissive societal attitude towards Hispanic communities and the commoditization of my Latin ethnicity into the role of field worker, I feel it is imperative and relevant to discuss and research this misstep in representation. We cannot underestimate the significance on research and scholarly writing on under-represented communities found in gender, sex, or ethnicity, etc. But, upon preliminary research I have found that most scholarly essays and journals published on the Hispanic/LatinX voice concern themselves primarily on Gender and career Roles for women, while relegating Hispanic males to their expected and stereotypical roles of blue collar professions. With the aid of articles discussing gendered differences in Urban Hispanic high school students, examining the gendered roles within the Mexican American culture, and utilizing the recounted experience of well-known Hispanic authors, Richard Rodriguez, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Julia Alvarez, the purpose of this research will be to closely analyze the writings of distinct Hispanic voices regarding the cultural assimilation of the LatinX person in modern day America. In doing so I will provide a case that asserts that the societal erasure of the modern Hispanic male in higher education is equally portioned between systemic exclusion, and a self-imposed resistance to intellectual edification.

Location

University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211

Start Date

24-4-2021 4:15 PM

End Date

24-4-2021 4:30 PM

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The Erasure of the Hispanic Male in Higher Education

University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211

The Erasure of the Hispanic Male in Higher Education

Witnessing and experiencing firsthand the, at times, dismissive societal attitude towards Hispanic communities and the commoditization of my Latin ethnicity into the role of field worker, I feel it is imperative and relevant to discuss and research this misstep in representation. We cannot underestimate the significance on research and scholarly writing on under-represented communities found in gender, sex, or ethnicity, etc. But, upon preliminary research I have found that most scholarly essays and journals published on the Hispanic/LatinX voice concern themselves primarily on Gender and career Roles for women, while relegating Hispanic males to their expected and stereotypical roles of blue collar professions. With the aid of articles discussing gendered differences in Urban Hispanic high school students, examining the gendered roles within the Mexican American culture, and utilizing the recounted experience of well-known Hispanic authors, Richard Rodriguez, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Julia Alvarez, the purpose of this research will be to closely analyze the writings of distinct Hispanic voices regarding the cultural assimilation of the LatinX person in modern day America. In doing so I will provide a case that asserts that the societal erasure of the modern Hispanic male in higher education is equally portioned between systemic exclusion, and a self-imposed resistance to intellectual edification.