Using a raceclass analysis, which positions race and class as inextricably linked, this reflective and conceptual paper will explore how racialized and classed, or raceclassist, microaggressions impact first-generation and low income college students of color. Utilizing counterstorytelling and theoretical analysis, the first author shares her counterstory as a starting point to understand and analyze the impact raceclassist microaggressions have on racially and economically minoritized students. We consider the implications of raceclassist microaggressions toward first-generation and low income college student of color. We also pose recommendations for addressing raceclassist microaggressions in terms of practice in student affairs and institutions of higher education.
Sarcedo, Geneva L.; Matias, Cheryl E.; Montoya, Roberto; and Nishi, Naomi
"Dirty Dancing with Race and Class: Microaggressions toward First-Generation and Low Income College Students of Color,"
Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ecommons.luc.edu/jcshesa/vol2/iss1/1