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2011 Topic Primer

  1. 1. The Incredibly Shrinking Latino Male<br />NHI THE GREAT DEBATE Understanding the 2011 Theme <br />
  2. 2. From NHI:<br />“[In the 2011 Great Debate we will examine what social movements and/or trends from the last 15-20 years are responsible for low educational advancement and achievement levels among young Latino males]. For this year’s theme Great Debaters are being asked to view the role of the Latino male in context of the family and greater community”<br />NHI lists the following as proof of the “Incredibly Shrinking Latino Male”:<br /><ul><li>Higher rate of unemployment among young Latino males.
  3. 3. Increasing number of Latino males dropping out of high school.
  4. 4. Higher rate of incarceration (going to jail) among Latino males (compared to general population).
  5. 5. Less Latino males graduating from college (compared to Latina females).</li></ul>NHI is asking:<br />Why is the Latino male “shrinking” (not “succeeding”)?<br />
  6. 6. NHI is really asking a big question:<br />WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE<br />FOR SOCIETY’S STRUCTURE?<br />
  7. 7. Wealth<br />U.S. SOCIETY STRUCTURE<br />Race<br />Gender<br />White<br />What is our society’s structure?<br /><ul><li>Wealth
  8. 8. Race
  9. 9. Gender
  10. 10. Sexual Orientation
  11. 11. Ability
  12. 12. Religion</li></ul>Sexual Orientation<br />Rich<br />Ability<br />`<br />Male<br />Religion<br />Heterosexual<br />Able Bodied<br />Christian<br />Middle Class<br />Non-Christian<br />LGBTQ<br />Disabled<br />Female<br />Non-White (Black, Latino, Asian)<br />Poor<br />
  13. 13. What is responsible for the Latino males low position?<br />What is responsible for our society’s structure?<br />MERITOCRACY:<br />A system where ability and talent determines who is at the top.<br />
  14. 14. How would meritocracy explain our society’s structure?<br />
  15. 15. Wealth<br />Race<br />Gender<br />Are Whites more talented than Latinos?<br />White<br />`<br />Sexual Orientation<br />Rich<br />Ability<br />Male<br />Religion<br />Heterosexual<br />Able Bodied<br />Christian<br />Middle Class<br />Non-Christian<br />LGBTQ<br />Disabled<br />Female<br />Non-White (Black, Latino, Asian)<br />`<br />Poor<br />
  16. 16. Wealth<br />Race<br />Gender<br />White<br />Sexual Orientation<br />Rich<br />Ability<br />`<br />Male<br />Religion<br />Heterosexual<br />Are men better than women?<br />Able Bodied<br />Christian<br />Middle Class<br />Non-Christian<br />LGBTQ<br />Disabled<br />Female<br />Non-White (Black, Latino, Asian)<br />Poor<br />
  17. 17. NO<br />Does meritocracy explain society’s structure?<br />
  18. 18. What is responsible for the Latino males low position?<br />What is responsible for our society’s structure?<br />MERITOCRACY:<br />A system where ability and talent determines who is at the top.<br />SOCIAL REPRODUCTION:<br />The processes and institutions that create and sustain society’s structure.<br />Institution: A structure that governs human behavior.<br />
  19. 19. INSTITUTION<br />SOCIETY’S <br />STRUCTURE<br />
  20. 20. Institutions NHI is telling us to look at: <br /><ul><li>Culture
  21. 21. US vs. Latin American values
  22. 22. gender roles
  23. 23. Religion
  24. 24. Catholicism vs. Evangelical Protestantism
  25. 25. Economy
  26. 26. Capitalism
  27. 27. Educational Pedagogies
  28. 28. How schools are run
  29. 29. How students are taught
  30. 30. Political Ideologies
  31. 31. American liberalism
  32. 32. conservatism
  33. 33. feminism</li></li></ul><li>So what is responsible for the incredibly shrinking Latino male?<br />ALL OF THEM?<br />White<br />Rich<br />`<br />ECONOMY<br />CULTURE<br />RELIGION<br />POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES<br />THE SCHOOLS<br />`<br />Male<br />Heterosexual<br />Able Bodied<br />Christian<br />Middle Class<br />Non-Christian<br />LGBTQ<br />Disabled<br />Female<br />Non-White (Black, Latino, Asian)<br />Poor<br />

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