Education For Latino Students : An Analytical Lens Of Critical Race Theory

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Access to higher education for Latino students can be easy visible though the analytical lens of critical race theory. During America’s fundamental formation of their society race played a critical role in the factoring of life chances and opportunities for people of color (Savas, 2014). Segregation through racial profiling and classification created this white supremacy ideology, that has carried over into all aspects of society including but not limited too the political, social, economical, and educational components of society (Savas, 2014). Belonging to the family of critical post-modern theory, critical race theory “attempts to understand the oppressive aspects of society in order to generate social and individual transformation” (Ortiz & Jani, 2010, p.176). Therefore, every dynamic possible has a racial component to its formation and this is extremely detrimental.
Critical race theory (CRT) began in the early 1970s, as a great deal of lawyers, legal scholars, and activists across the United States almost simultaneously realized, that the heavy advancements from the civil rights era of the 1960s were stalling and, in many aspects, were being rolled back (Delgado, & Stefancic, 2012, p.4). “Critical race theory offers a way to understand how ostensibly race-neutral structures in education--knowledge, merit, objectivity, and "good education"--in fact help form and police the boundaries of white supremacy and racism” (Gillborn, 2005, p. 487). “Critical race theory can be…

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