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Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Gilda L. Ochoa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic Profiling focuses on the schooling experiences and relationships between the two fastest growing groups in the United States—Asian Americans and Latinas/os. At a time when politicians and ... More


Race and the L.A. Human: Race Relations and Violence in Globalized Los Angeles

Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores issues of criminality, race relations, and racial violence in Los Angeles and situates race relations and human relations in the institutions that produce them as part of ... More


More Than Just the Latinos-Next-Door; Piercing Black Silence on Immigration; and Plugging Immigration’s Drain on Black Employment

Erin Aubry Kaplan

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on African American anxiety toward Latina/o immigrants in Los Angeles and what illegal immigration and changing demographics mean for the city's African Americans. It also ... More


The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Wendy Cheng

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book examines how the everyday experiences of residents of a multiracial, “majority-minority,” suburban area in Southern California shape distinctive notions of race, privilege, and belonging. At ... More


On Being Called Out of One’s Name: Indexical Bleaching as a Technique of Deracialization

Mary Bucholtz

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

At the borders where racialized groups come into contact, names become sites of struggle over linguistic autonomy and the right to self-definition. As members of politically subordinated ... More


From Mock Spanish to Inverted Spanglish: Language Ideologies and the Racialization of Mexican and Puerto Rican Youth in the United States

Jonathan Rosa

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reconsiders the racializing effects of “Mock Spanish,” which has been widely conceptualized as the incorporation of Spanish language forms into English in ways that covertly stigmatize ... More


Academic Profiling at a Southern California High School

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with students’ reflections on the racial/ethnic divides on campus, this chapter provides the book’s socio-political and academic context. I challenge the limitations of studies and policies ... More


Framing the “Gap”: Dominant Discourses of Achievement

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Teachers and administrators explain the educational differences between students. Such explanations focus on biological and cultural arguments where Asian Americans are assumed to value schooling and ... More


Welcome to High School: Tracking from Middle School to International Baccalaureate Programs

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Students describe the school policies and practices influencing their educational trajectories and peer relationships. Of particular importance are the significance of segregated and unequally valued ... More


“I’m Watching Your Group”: Regulating Students Unequally

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Students reveal unequal patterns of surveillance and regulation by race/ethnicity, class, gender, and academic track. While students in the school’s top classes describe having a free pass to move ... More


“Parents Spend Half A Million on Tutoring”: Standardized Tests and Tutoring Gaps

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter reveals the intensification of a tutoring industry. Some students—primarily middle and upper middle class Asian American students–receive extensive tutoring in Chinese schools and from ... More


“They Just Judge Us by Our Cover”: Students’ Everyday Experiences with Race

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The chapter focuses on the academic and social hierarchies at the school and students’ roles in perpetuating such hierarchies. Examples focus on how students of color are differently labeled “smart,” ... More


“Breaking the Mind-Set”: Forms of Resistance and Change

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter exposes forms of resistance. From claiming an identity, playing with stereotypes, to defying typification, students creatively carve out their sense of selves and challenge others’ ... More


Processes of Change: Cycles of Reflection, Dialogue, and Implementation

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Reflecting on my experiences sharing the research findings with the school, this chapter conveys the urgency and the difficulty of change. While presenting, I learned that some heard my analysis ... More


Possibilities and Pitfalls in Any School, U.S.A.

Gilda L. Ochoa

in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687398
eISBN:
9781452948898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687398.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beginning with a discussion of a program that was established at the school after my research, this chapter discusses what the high school teaches us about the detrimental impacts of the current ... More


Theorizing Regional Racial Formation

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

“Theorizing Regional Racial Formation,” gives a brief overview of the history and contemporary importance of the West San Gabriel Valley, and lays out the key themes and stakes of the book. It also ... More


Not “For Caucasians Only”: Race, Property, and Homeownership

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter one outlines the importance of property to racial formation. It delineates Asian Americans and Mexican Americans’ shared histories in the area and how this has led to the development of ... More


“The Asian and Latino Thing in Schools”: Academic Achievement and Racialized Privilege

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter two details a controversy at an area high school over a student-written newspaper column on the topic of the “achievement gap” between Asian American and Latina/o students.


Diversity on Main Street: Civic Landscapes and Historical Geographies of Race

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Four, “‘Diversity of Main Street’” considers the role of race and ethnicity in civic landscapes through the analysis of two city-led branding campaigns and a grassroots struggles to save a ... More


Sgv Dreamgirl: Interracial Intimacies and the Production of Place

Wendy Cheng

in The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Five, “‘SGV Dreamgirl’” looks at the role of interracial intimacy – broadly conceived as inclusive of friendships and fictive kin - in the formation of a multiracial spatial imaginary.


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