Eugene E. García and Julie Figueroa



Access and Participation of Latinos in the University of California: A Current Macro and Micro Perspective

García and Figueroa look at the roots and consequences of a deepening social divide at elite public institutions. In particular, they focus on the dramatic under-representation of Latina/os at the University of California. García and Figueroa also document the unique social challenges that underrepresented university students face after being admitted, demonstrating the need for institutional support that values students’ culture both inside and outside the classroom.

affirmative action, Latinos in higher education, California — politics and government, education — higher education — United States, Latinos — education

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 29, No. 4 (2002): 47-59