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ERIC Number: EJ1191001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
"Swim with the Current, Stand Like a Rock": Non-Traditional Age Undergraduates Coping with Racial Microaggressions
Vaccaro, Annemarie; Ramirez, Amanda
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v11 n2 p130-150 2018
A qualitative case study with 18 non-traditional age undergraduate Women of Color yielded rich data about strategies they employed to cope with racial microaggressions on a predominantly White campus. Women first decided if, and how, to "pick their battles" based on how much time and emotional energy they had left after fulfilling familial and full-time employment responsibilities. Then, they drew upon six different coping strategies to respond to racial microaggressions. Implications and recommendations are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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