Barriers to Latina Access of Higher Education
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Female Hispanics, or Latinas, have often been described as having two strikes against them. Females have typically been underrepresented in higher education settings, and it is only recently that they have been welcomed into the collegial atmosphere. In some instances, there are still different opportunities available to females than males. One of the barrier to success in college for Latinas could be the fact that their traditional culture and the American culture vary greatly, and can sometimes appear to be irreconcilable. In this context, the author points out some barriers that Latinas face in higher education and recommends some policies to address them.