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ERIC Number: EJ1063228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Racial Microaggressions and African American and Hispanic Students in Urban Schools: A Call for Culturally Affirming Education
Allen, Ayana; Scott, Lakia M.; Lewis, Chance W.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, v3 n2 p117-129 Sum 2013
This conceptual paper explores racial microaggressions and their effects on African American and Hispanic students in urban schools. Microaggressions are pervasive in our society (Sue et al., 2007), and although often manifested in subtle ways, can be detrimental for their long-term effects on students' psychological, socialemotional, and intellectual development. Our analysis utilizes extant literature to explore racial "microaggressions" on a "macro" level in terms of district/school level microaggressions and teacher level microaggressions. A discussion ensues concerning the effects of racial microaggressions on African American and Hispanic students. Furthermore, we advocate for a culturally affirming education to empower and engage educational stakeholders in the processes of developing cultural competency within our urban schools and communities.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Urban Schools, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Critical Theory, Race, Aggression, Discipline Policy, Zero Tolerance Policy, Track System (Education), Curriculum, Social Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Mental Health, Well Being, Intelligence, Self Concept, Racial Identification, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Empowerment
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