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Campus Climate for Latinx Students at a PWI in the Age of Trump


Theme: Microaggressions: Conceptual, Research, and Practice/Intervention Implications; Freedom of Expression and Race: Considerations, Tensions, and Contradictions
Project Title: Campus Climate for Latinx Students at a PWI in the Age of Trump
GranteeLorraine Gutierrez, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Social Work, Department of Psychology, and Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan
Grant Period: January-June 2018

The election of President Donald Trump in November 2016 was significant for Latinx people in the USA. Candidate Trump voiced negative views of “Mexicans” and other Latinx groups. His administration has carried out policies targeting Latinx such as suspending the DACA program, increased immigration raids, and plans for a wall across the US-Mexican border. These events have can contribute to a more hostile social environment for Latinx students seeking higher education. This project will replicate the 2014 mixed-methods study of students at a predominantly white university to compare experiences of campus climate experienced pre and post November 2016.