A Content Analysis of the Contributions in the Narratives of DACA Youth

Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Sanjuana C. Rodriguez, Banti C. V. Zehyoue


This study utilized cultural community wealth (Yosso, 2005) to explore the ways in which Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) youth make use of social media. Through the use of content analysis (Hay, 2005), the authors analyzed social media interviews publicly posted by DACA youth. Findings reveal that DACA youth engage in social media as a form of activism and to mobilize their communities. The findings support and extend our understanding of the ways that DACA youth are an asset to the wider community. Implications for those working with DACA youth are provided. 


DACA; content analysis; social media; activism; cultural community wealth

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2019.682

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