Understanding the Impact of Micro-Aggressions on the Engagement of Undocumented Latino Immigrant Fathers: Debunking Deficit Thinking

Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, Gustavo Gonzalez

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Abstract

This article attempts to refute the deficit-thinking perspectives that permeate the parent involvement literature to better understand the micro-aggressions experienced by undocumented Latino immigrant fathers as they engage with their children. We explore the following 3 questions: (a) What types of micro-aggressions do undocumented Latino immigrant fathers endure on a daily basis? (b) How do these micro-aggressions impact their lives and their engagement with their children? (c) How do fathers counter micro-aggressions?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-217
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Latinos and Education
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

Keywords

  • Latino father engagement
  • micro-aggressions
  • parent involvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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