"This is the danger of mestizaje, it makes us all go back to that melting pot, salad bowl type of ideology; this is the danger of blanqueamiento, to maintain the white supremacist societies that existed in Latin America and we're using HSIs to preserve those ideologies. So how do we disrupt that? We have to name it…this specific type of anti-Blackness."
Dra. Blanca E. Vega
In the first episode of season 2 of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? I talk to Dra. Blanca E. Vega, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Montclair State University, about a variety of important topics including racial conflict as an organizational dilemma in HSIs, supporting Black students in HSIs, and complicating Latinidad in HSIs. Her research situates racism as one of multiple barriers that can impact higher education experiences and success, not just for students but also for administrators and faculty. In this episode we talk about her research on racial conflict, policymaking concerning undocumented students, Latinidad in higher education, and HSIs as racialized organizations.
Garcia, G.A. (Host). (2023, January 22). Racial Conflict & Complications of Latinidad in HSIs. (No.201) [Audio podcast episode]. In ¿Qué pasa, HSIs?. https://www.ginaanngarcia.com/podcast-201
Vega, B. E., Liera, R., & Boveda, M. (2022). Hispanic-Serving Institutions as racialized organizations: Elevating intersectional consciousness to reframe the “H” in HSI. AERA Open, 8(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/23328584221095074
Vega, B. E. (2021). “What is the real belief on campus?” Perceptions of racial conflict at a minority-serving institution and a historically White institution. Teachers College Record, 123(9), 144–170.
Vega, B. E. (2019). Lessons from an administrative closure: The curious case of Black space at an MSI. Frontiers in Education, 3(88), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2018.00088