Presentation Title

Analyzing the Perpetuation of a Dominant Culture: White v. Spanish America

Presenter Information

Rikki RodgersFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

culture, Spanish, other

Biography

My name is Rikki Rodgers and this project is purposed towards the fulfillment of my Spanish Capstone course. The project is important to me because I feel that in order to break the concept of a "Dominant Culture", we must first acknowledge its presence and impact on humans outside of the dominant culture. This project is a first step towards endorsing cultural equity.

Major

Spanish and Psychology

Advisor for this project

Maria Burgueno

Start Date

18-4-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

18-4-2019 12:00 PM

Abstract

This literature review analyzes how the controversial textbook Mexican American Heritage (Authored by Valarie Angle and Jaime Riddle, published in 2016 by Momentum Instruction) others the Spanish-speaking peoples and their descents within the United States through discriminatory phrasing and the enforcement of racial stereotypes. In order to emphasize the potential detriment of this text book, this research draws upon the benefit of multicultural education and culturally relevant courses to multiethnic high school students. This review analyzes concepts such as “dominant culture” and “otherness”, and proposes that this specific textbook is representative of a pattern of factual distortion and cultural exploitation enforced by the dominant culture in order to other the Spanish-speaking people and their descents.

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Apr 18th, 10:45 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

Analyzing the Perpetuation of a Dominant Culture: White v. Spanish America

This literature review analyzes how the controversial textbook Mexican American Heritage (Authored by Valarie Angle and Jaime Riddle, published in 2016 by Momentum Instruction) others the Spanish-speaking peoples and their descents within the United States through discriminatory phrasing and the enforcement of racial stereotypes. In order to emphasize the potential detriment of this text book, this research draws upon the benefit of multicultural education and culturally relevant courses to multiethnic high school students. This review analyzes concepts such as “dominant culture” and “otherness”, and proposes that this specific textbook is representative of a pattern of factual distortion and cultural exploitation enforced by the dominant culture in order to other the Spanish-speaking people and their descents.