CitationPerreira, Krista M.; Potochnick, Stephanie R.; & Brietzke, Maria Priscila (2020). Integrating Hispanic Immigrant Youth: Perspectives from White and Black Americans in Emerging Hispanic Communities and Schools. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(1), 119-141. PMCID: PMC7266104
AbstractAcculturation is bidirectional and includes not only the process of Hispanics adaptation to US culture(s) but also the process of US cultural adaptations to Hispanics. Our study examines the acculturation of non-Hispanic students, parents, and teachers in emerging Hispanic communities to Hispanic immigrant youth. This study utilizes focus-group data from the Southern Immigrant Academic Adaptation (SIAA) study – a multi-site, high school-based study conducted in North Carolina. We held 34 focus groups with 139 participants from two rural and two urban high schools. In each high school, at least five focus groups were conducted to include non-Hispanics: (1) black students, (2) black parents, (3) white students, (4) white parents, and (5) high school teachers. In each high school, we identified different modes of incorporation or receiving-community acculturation that included varying degrees of accommodation of heritage cultures and languages as well as cultural exchanges ranging from inclusionary to exclusionary.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleEthnic and Racial Studies
Author(s)Perreira, Krista M.
Potochnick, Stephanie R.
Brietzke, Maria Priscila