Racial Literacy: Recognizing Microaggressions, 1st Edition

  • Nadra Nittle
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978504438
  • ISBN-13: 9781978504431
  • DDC: 303.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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A classmate questions how you got into college. A neighbor clutches her purse when you pass. A job interviewer compliments your English. Every day these experiences leave people of color scratching their heads, and before long, they're impossible to ignore. After all, the neighbor doesn't clutch her purse when whites approach. So, what gives? Is she racist? Making that call is hard when people aren't obviously bigots, but their behavior has a name: racial microaggressions. These slights are indeed real; you're not imagining things. With this book, readers will learn what microaggressions are, why they're bad news, and how to handle them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Just What Are Microaggressions?.
2: Why Microaggressions Matter.
3: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations.
4: Shopping While Black (or Brown).
5: Celebrities and Microaggressions.
6: Protecting Yourself.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.