ERIC Number: EJ1083024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
Vicarious Racism: A Qualitative Analysis of Experiences with Secondhand Racism in Graduate Education
Truong, Kimberly A.; Museus, Samuel D.; McGuire, Keon M.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v29 n2 p224-247 2016
In this article, the authors examine the role of vicarious racism in the experiences of doctoral students of color. The researchers conducted semi-structured individual interviews with 26 doctoral students who self-reported experiencing racism and racial trauma during their doctoral studies. The analysis generated four themes that detail the different ways in which doctoral students of color in the study experienced vicarious racism and the consequences of this secondhand racism. These themes are (a) observed racism, (b) trickledown racism, (c) normalization of racism, and (d) racial resistance. The article concludes with implications for future research and practice.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Trauma, Educational Experience, Semi Structured Interviews, Minority Group Students, Role, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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