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ERIC Number: EJ1160854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
"Trying to Act Like Racism Is Not There": Women of Color at a Predominantly White Women's College Challenging Dominant Ideologies by Exposing Racial Microaggressions
Vaccaro, Annemarie
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v10 n3 p262-280 2017
A qualitative case study with 18 Women of Color at a predominantly White women's college yielded counter-narratives about racial microaggressions that challenged dominant ideologies of colorblindness, meritocracy, and equal opportunity in education. Their experiences with racial microaggressions also contrast with majoritarian narratives (i.e., oppressive narratives constructed and "normalized" by individuals with power) found in the higher education literature and college marketing materials that suggest women's colleges are welcoming and empowering spaces for all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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