Gonzales Wrote Blog Post

Teresa Gonzales (Sociology) recently wrote a blog post on the importance of ethnic studies for all students.

“Within public education, Latin@s/x are often overlooked in discussions of American history; the result is that students – regardless of ethnic or racial background – are unaware of the many contributions Latin@s/x have made and continue to make to this country; from art, to literature, to improving worker’s rights, to desegregating education (Mendez v. Westminster), to reinvigorating both national and local economies.

This erasure of multiple histories and knowledge from our collective consciousness has a negative impact on how communities of color view themselves within the United States and contributes to false perceptions that Latin@s/x are a relatively new migratory group to the U.S.”