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Racialized Rhetoric, Racialized Bodies, Racialized Spaces: Politicizing How Race and Racism Are Experienced in Higher Education

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  • Michael Benitez (Iowa State University)

Abstract

How do academic institutions conceptualize race and racism? And how do these influence programming, resources, and institutional support and advocacy for racially minoritized students in higher education. Often, educational institutions rely on fixed or external conceptualizations of racism to inform policy and practice but fail to critically examining processes of racialization as a way of coming to better understand these manifestations. This session aims not to focus on overt acts of racial bigotry, but rather to examine race and racism as structural racialized processes that lurk around and within the very fabric and threads that inform social, cultural, and spatial relation on campus; to further explore and politicize issues of race and racism on campus; and to engage in an honest conversation about how institutional agents can better serve the needs of racially minoritized groups attending a historically white institution

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Benitez, M., (2010) “Racialized Rhetoric, Racialized Bodies, Racialized Spaces: Politicizing How Race and Racism Are Experienced in Higher Education”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity 11(1).

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05 Mar 2010
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