Rebecca Benjamin


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Si Hablas Español Eres Mojado: Spanish as an Identity Marker in the Lives of Mexicano Children

In her article, Benjamin argues that subordinating Spanish in linguistic minority children adversely affects their identity formation. She believes that students will never be on an equal footing with English-speaking students because of the racism inherent in our national institutions. Devaluing their language of origin devalues who these children perceive themselves to be.

education, dual language, identity

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 24, No. 2 (1997): 26-44


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