Getting College Ready: Latin@ Student Experiences of Race, Access, and Belonging at Predominantly White Universities by Julie Minikel-Lacocque describes the pre-college and college experiences of six Latin@ college students (four female and two male) at a specifically predominantly White flagship higher education institution in the Midwest United States. By delivering those six Latin@ students’ voices through the author’s interpretation based on the lens of Critical Race Theory, she presented their challenges applying to college, maintaining enrollment, and being successful at the college as underrepresented minority students, most of whom were first-generation college students. The author also discussed effective ways to help those students become successful college students.


Latin@ Students, Underrepresented Students, Critical Race Theory, Higher Education

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Jung Eun Hong is an associate professor of geography in the Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, USA. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: jhong@westga.edu or Jung Eun Hong, Department of Geosciences, The University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118.

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