Finding Place in Displacement: Latinx Youth and Schooling Along the Borderlands

  • Daniel I Rubin (Jacksonville State University)
  • Christopher J. Kazanjian (El Paso Community College)


Global trends of international displacement are rising to historical levels, and in the United States, the Trump Administration has proactively initiated legislation to restrict immigration by displaced peoples and build a wall between the US and Mexico. This is a reality for Latinx youth living along the US/Mexican border in the current political climate, where not only do they battle inequitable educational opportunities, but also a heightened sense of racial discrimination and profiling. This paper argues that it is crucial for teachers along the US/Mexican borderland to implement a culturally relevant curriculum to help Latinx youth fight for social justice in these concerning times.

Keywords: Pedagogy, social justice, Multicultural, Culturally relevant curriculum, Borderland, Latinx

How to Cite:

Rubin, D. I. & Kazanjian, C. J., (2018) “Finding Place in Displacement: Latinx Youth and Schooling Along the Borderlands”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 7(1).

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Published on
09 Mar 2018
Peer Reviewed