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Racial Microaggressions

Using Critical Race Theory to Respond to Everyday Racism

Daniel G. Solórzano Lindsay Pérez Huber James A. Banks

176 pages
Teachers College Press
Drawing from over 2 decades of research, this book offers an in-depth analysis of a systemic form of everyday racism commonly experienced by People of Color. Racial microaggressions are layered and cumulative assaults, often carried out in subtle and unconscious ways, which take a psychological and physiological toll on the body, mind, and spirit. The authors make a unique contribution to the study of racial microaggressions by using Critical Race Theory (CRT) to develop the concepts, frameworks, and models provided in this book. Focusing on the lived experiences of People of Color, Racial Microaggressions can be used to disrupt the everyday racism that continues to target so many Communities of Color. Book Features: Theoretical, conceptual, and pedagogical tools to help all people recognize, respond to, and challenge racial microaggressions. An interdisciplinary approach that draws from the fields of education, law, policy, ethnic studies, Women of Color feminisms, sociology, history, theatre, psychology, and public health. Visual examples of racial microaggressions in historical and contemporary life.
Author Bio
Daniel G. Solórzano is professor of social science and comparative education and director of the Center for Critical Race Studies in Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lindsay Pérez Huber is an associate professor in the Social and Cultural Analysis of Education master’s program in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach, and coauthor of Why They Hate Us: How Racist Rhetoric Impacts Education.