In recent years, growing scholarship and studies have focused on challenging deficit narratives and discourses perpetuating a criminalization of Latino men and boys. But even with this growing scholarship, mainstream counter-narratives of young Latino boys and their attitudes toward manhood and masculinity stand in stark contrast to the dangerous and animalistic portrayals of multiracial Latino boys and men in the media and society (Molina, 2014; Martínez, 2018; Noguera et al., 2012; Rios, 2017). The present study explores how Latino boys understood and made sense of manhood and their masculinities. We addressed the following questions: (1) How do Latino boys describe their conceptions of masculinities? (2) How do Latino boys make sense of their conceptions of manhood?
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