Behind the White Box: Exploring the Double Marginalization Behind Multiracial Latinx Identities


Krish Persaud


This event took place October 29, 2021, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM,on Pace University's Pleasantville campus, with virtual participants joining via Zoom.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


This engaging and informative panel presentation will include multiracial Latinx students and community partner, Latino U College Access who will discuss how Latinx identity can often be complex, multidimensional and multifaceted. LAtinx identity is often a combination of ancestral country of origin, indigineous roots, and racial background. Defining race and ethnicity in daily life and often during the simple act of completing a form, questionnaire or application often leads to confusion, misunderstanding, anxiety and double marginalization. Raising awareness of this important issue facing millions in the Latinx community, sharing diverse perspectives, and exploring positive ways in which we as a society can address it are the overarching goals of this presentation. Our intent is to not only to start the conversation but ideally keep it going long beyond the day so that people have an understanding of the many crucial issues facing multi-racial Latinos in terms of their identity, which all too often can impact how they see themselves and present themselves to others.

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Five student panelists and the guest speaker stand together and smile while wearing masks

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Headshot photo of guest speaker Shirley Acevedo Buontempo

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One of the student speakers masked, in front of a screen showing photos of the speakers' families

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Two masked individuals, one holding a microphone

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Masked attendees at the event

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Individual speaking next to a screen showing a clip of the video "Afro-Latina" by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Speakers at the event

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Masked participants at the event

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One of the student speakers masked and holding a microphone

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One of the student speakers, masked, looks at their co-presenters

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