ERIC Number: EJ1053469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Racial Microaggressions as a Tool for Critical Race Research
Pérez Huber, Lindsay; Solorzano, Daniel G.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v18 n3 p297-320 2015
This conceptual article utilizes critical race theory (CRT) to explain how everyday forms of racism--racial microaggressions--emerge in the everyday experiences of People of Color. We provide a framework for understanding and analyzing racial microaggressions that demonstrates how everyday racist events are systemically mediated by institutionalized racism (i.e. structures and processes), and guided by ideologies of white supremacy that justify the superiority of a dominant group (whites) over non-dominant groups (People of Color). To demonstrate the conceptual utility of the framework, we utilize historical and contemporary examples of racial micoraggressions, and offer varied ways to use the framework in critical race research. We argue racial microaggressions can be a powerful "tool" for identifying, disrupting, and dismantling the racism that marginalizes, subordinates and excludes People of Color in and outside of education.
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Aggression, Racial Bias, Guidelines, Disadvantaged, Minority Groups, Whites, Power Structure, Photography, History, Court Litigation
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