Rosalie Rolón-Dow, Rebecca Covarrubias, and Anthropologist Carla Guerrón Montero explore how Latinx students experience campus culture and diversity initiatives
In “Shallow Inclusion: How Latinx Students Experience a Predominantly White Institution Engaging in Diversity Work,” Professors Rosalie Rolón-Dow, Rebecca Covarrubias, and Carla Guerrón Montero explore how Latinx students’ experience campus culture at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) publicly committing to improving diversity. They examine the university’s ideas and institutional practices, and compare them with the interactions and individual experiences of students. They discuss what Latinx students’ experiences reveal about how the university’s culture cycle (institutional ideas, institutional practices and norms, daily interactions, and individual experiences) considers and promotes the inclusion of Latinx perspectives, experiences, cultural traditions, histories and challenges. They conclude that a race-informed Latinx cultural consciousness is only present in shallow ways within the culture cycle of the university studied, and propose that, to meaningfully serve Latinx students and to extend the benefits of diversity to all students, a Latinx cultural consciousness must be infused in all phases of the culture cycle.
2021 Rolón Dow, Rosalie; Rebecca Covarrubias, and Carla Guerrón Montero. “Shallow Inclusion: How Latinx Students Experience a Predominantly White Institution Engaging in Diversity Work.” Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research (forthcoming)