Race & Class on Campus

Race & Class on Campus

Conversations With Ricardo's Daughter

Book - 1997
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Looking back, many in the book remember coming from poor families who nonetheless considered themselves middle class and, as such, simply expected their children to go to college. This family support - bolstered by the students' own drive, ambition, and sense of responsibility - seemed to be pivotal to their success. The book comes out strongly on the side of critical race theorists, who emphasize individual effort as a means of combating racism and personal narratives as a way of analyzing the complex issue.
Here are some insights into the hot issues sparking debate over equal opportunity and American education. In these pages, through the use of a fictional character, author Jay Rochlin presents more than forty very real African American and Mexican American men and women who struggled to earn degrees at a large, nationally recognized university in the West. Their goals, their gains, and their disappointments echo the experiences of millions of others around the country during much of the twentieth century. Perhaps most important, their true stories will provide inspiration to the many young people who wonder whether pursuing the dream of a college education is possible for them.
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780816516711
Branch Call Number: 378.1982 R588r 1997
Characteristics: xiii, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Race and class on campus


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