La reciente decisión de la Corte Suprema en el caso Students for Fair Admissions, INC. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, pretende que las pocas oportunidades creadas para estudiantes de color, especialmente para los afroamericanos y morenos (latinos), ya no son necesarias. El presidente de la Corte, John Roberts, declaró en la opinión de la mayoría que […]
It is shameful to consider how this decision will only further prevent students of color from advancing their academic career and beyond.
The social capital that is granted to affluent white individuals is the greatest gift that comes in addition to having ancestry from Europe. The exclusivity of higher education that comes with generations of networks and connections is a privilege which will take decades for people of color to achieve a fraction of the same.
As members of an ethnically marginalized community, we have the honor of sharing our accomplishments with those who may not have the privilege to do the same. So, I would like to dedicate our successes to the dreams of my people, our people, who could not be here today.
This is for the millions of Indigenous people who claimed their right to this land from birth before it was brutally taken from them.
This is for the thousands of incarcerated Chicanx/Latinx individuals, many wrongfully so, who continue to fight for their freedom in a corrupt justice system that works against them.
Raised by migrant farmworkers in Washington State, Dr. Janette Mariscal was brought up on the principles of the value of hard work and perseverance while picking apples and cherries. Today she is dedicated to ensuring that students of color like her have the same three letters by their name: PhD. The McNair TRiO program seeks to help first generation, low-income undergraduate students who wish to ultimately pursue their doctorate degree. It is the mission of the program that McNair strives to center racial and ethnic identity in research and graduate school preparation.
Of U.S. Latinos, 36% are bilingual, 25% mainly use English and 38% mainly use Spanish. Among those who speak English, 59% are bilingual, according to PEW Research.