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When Parties Become Racialized: Deconstructing Racially Themed Parties
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2011)
  • Gina A Garcia, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Marc P Johnston, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Juan C Garibay, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Felisha A Herrera, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Luis G Giraldo, Claremont Graduate University
Abstract

Racially themed parties are all-too-common occurrences on college campuses. Using critical race theory as a lens, this article provides a contemporary overview of these events and deconstructs these incidents as examples of overt forms of racism often emanating from subtle, everyday occurrences of covert racism or racial microaggressions. Implications for future empirical research and professional practice are provided in hopes of better responding to and prevention of racially themed parties.

Keywords
  • racially themed parties,
  • critical race theory,
  • racism,
  • racial microaggressions
Publication Date
February 27, 2011
Citation Information
Gina A Garcia, Marc P Johnston, Juan C Garibay, Felisha A Herrera, et al.. "When Parties Become Racialized: Deconstructing Racially Themed Parties" Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice Vol. 48 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marc_johnston/1/