Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2019

Keywords

racial microaggressions, im/migrant students, micro-invitations

Abstract

Racial microaggressions describe how People of Color experience daily racial assaults in seemingly minor, but nonetheless insidious ways. The photovoice project highlighted here demonstrates the varied ways in which im/migrant high school students in one community challenged everyday microaggressions by making clear how they wanted fellow students, teachers, and other members of society to acknowledge, respond, and interrupt racist discourses. We introduce the concept of micro-invitations to describe strategic efforts to build collective forms of resistance. We argue that microinvitations, as a both a theoretical and pedagogical intervention, helps us better understand how marginalized youth, in this case im/migrant youth, resist dominant understandings of who they are and invite others to mediate and dismantle everyday forms of racism.

Publication Title

The High School Journal

Volume

102

Issue

4

First Page

267

Last Page

282

DOI

10.1353/hsj.2019.0011

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Microaggressions; Race discrimination; Immigrant youth; Aggressiveness

Genre/Form

articles

Type

Text

Rights

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Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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