What is Internalized Racial Oppression and Why Don't We Study It? Acknowledging Racism's Hidden Injuries

@article{Pyke2010WhatII,
  title={What is Internalized Racial Oppression and Why Don't We Study It? Acknowledging Racism's Hidden Injuries},
  author={Karen D. Pyke},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={551 - 572}
}
Despite sociology's longstanding interest in inequality, the internalization of racial oppression among the racially subordinated and its contribution to the reproduction of racial inequality has been largely ignored, reflecting a taboo on the subject. Consequently, internalized racism remains one of the most neglected and misunderstood components of racism. In this article, the author argues that only by defying the taboo can sociology expose the hidden injuries of racism and the subtle… Expand
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