Visualizing Everyday Racism

  title={Visualizing Everyday Racism},
  author={Lindsay P{\'e}rez Huber and Daniel Gilbert Solorzano},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  pages={223 - 238}
Drawing from critical race and sociolinguistic discourse analysis, this article further develops the conceptual tool of racial microaggressions—the systemic, cumulative, everyday forms of racism experienced by People of Color—to articulate a type of racial microaggression, we call visual microaggressions. Visual microaggressions are systemic, everyday visual assaults based on race, gender, class, sexuality, language, immigration status, phenotype, accent, or surname that emerge in various… 

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