racial microaggressions, im/migrant students, micro-invitations
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 micro-invitations, 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.
The High School Journal
Roxas, K., & Vélez, V. (2019). Photovoice as Micro-Invitation: A Case Study of High School Im/migrant Youth Disrupting Everyday Forms of Racism. The High School Journal, 102(4), 267–282.
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