Publication Date: September 18, 2020
Series: Multicultural Education Series
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.
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.
“Theoretically and empirically grounded, the authors provide a brilliant and timely contribution to the current discussions and actions related to race and racism. They link theory, practice, and pedagogy in a powerful analysis that spans the roots of racism and the responses to racial microaggressions to the intergroup conflict caused by internalized racism.”
—Dolores Delgado Bernal, chair and professor, Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
“‘How can I teach antiracism?’ ask educators motivated by Black Lives Matter activism. You can assign this book! It’s an excellent review of critical race theory and methods. Learn how to examine layered microaggression stories and how to interrupt biased behavior before insulting or assaulting others.”
—Margaret Montoya, professor emerita of law, University of New Mexico
“Timely, relevant, evidenced based, and instructive, this book is essential reading for those who want to commit themselves to achieving racial justice in education. Naming the pain that racism inflicts is vital for eradicating racism, and this book cogently informs us theoretically and practically on how to do so. Thank you, Solórzano and Pérez-Huber, for the quintessential book that we have long needed to understand, dissect, and disrupt racial microaggressions.”
—Tyrone C. Howard, professor, University of California, Los Angeles
“Beautifully written with passion, humanity, and academic rigor, this is an instant classic. Solórzano and Pérez Huber’s book provides an essential examination of racial microaggressions as a key issue facing contemporary educators and society at large.”
—David Gillborn, professor of critical race studies, University of Birmingham