This article is an exploratory look into the experiences of five ethnic-minority youth from the
Los Angeles region who experienced and engaged with White Evangelical outreach organizations (WEOO)
and short term mission (STM) groups over the period of five years. This article employs their qualitative
narratives and examines the effects that race, gender, and racism had on them. Added narrative from
emerging ethnic-minority adults is also applied in this article to discuss those impacts, albeit on a specific
region of the country, of (STMs) which have become increasingly well-known over the past decade. The
purpose of this article is to examine and explore the effects of WEOOs and STMs on the populations they
are intending to serve. From the research findings, I will illustrate 1) subtle racism, microaggression,
and patriarchy from WEOOs and 2) allow the narrative of ethnic-minority experiences to chronicle their
experience in these types of organizations. Lastly, this article will briefly propose alternatives and insights
from the data gathered.
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