Critical Race Media Literacy for These Urgent Times

Tara J. Yosso


Tara J. Yosso reflects on the genealogies of her research on visual microaggressions and the future directions for critical race media literacy scholarship. She identifies a need for sustained attention in three areas: (1) intentionality of racial imagery, and recognition of media as pedagogy; (2) the role of history and the continuities of racial scripts applied against different groups; and (3) contestations of the White supremacist project across generations.


critical race media literacy, visual microaggressions, Hollywood urban school genre, Latina/o students

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