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ERIC Number: EJ1005741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Racism, College, and the Power of Words: Racial Microaggressions Reconsidered
Minikel-Lacocque, Julie
American Educational Research Journal, v50 n3 p432-465 Jun 2013
Based on interview data from a collective case study, this article uses current notions of racial microaggressions to explore this "subtle" racism through the voices of six Latino/a students as they transition to a predominantly White university. Using critical race theory as a framework, I argue for greater understanding and increased use of the term "racial microaggressions" within education generally and specifically with regard to higher education. I also, however, argue for specific changes in the existing framework of racial microaggressions, contending that the term microaggression is at times misused within academia and that this misuse has potentially negative consequences. Implications for discussions of racism writ large as well as for specific changes on college campuses are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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