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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2019

Georgia State University

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Microaggressions: An Introduction, Natasha N. Johnson, Thaddeus Johnson Jan 2019

Microaggressions: An Introduction, Natasha N. Johnson, Thaddeus Johnson

CJC Publications

Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults toward people who are not classified within the “normative” standard. Perpetrators of microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such communications when they interact with people who differ from themselves. This review of microaggressions in its numerous forms seeks to address the current literature regarding aversive behavior and its impacts; this includes investigating the manifestation and influence of everyday “isms,” on the quality of life of those on the receiving end of these acts. Ensuing ...


Creating Support Systems For Black Women In Nontraditional Stem Career Paths, Tokiwa T. Smith, Natasha N. Johnson Jan 2019

Creating Support Systems For Black Women In Nontraditional Stem Career Paths, Tokiwa T. Smith, Natasha N. Johnson

CJC Publications

Although careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are widely acknowledged as central to the future, women remain largely underrepresented in these spheres. This is particularly true for Black women, highlighting the necessity of support systems and resources designed to promote their success in STEM. Ideally, these supports should begin during the K-12 years and continue throughout the course of their educational journeys. Current research indicates that Black women in STEM achieve greater, lasting success when they have access to structured support systems. As the career paths of Black women in STEM continue to evolve, there remains a ...