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Jennifer Seibel Trainor. The Emotioned Power of Racism: An Ethnographic Portrait of an All-White High School.

Trainor, Jennifer Seibel. "The Emotioned Power of Racism: An Ethnographic Portrait of an All-White High School." CCC 60.1 (2008): 82-112.


This article explores the emotioned dimensions of racist discourses at an all-white public high school. I argue that students' racist assertions do not always or even often originate in students' racist attitudes or belief. Instead, racist language functions metaphorically, connecting common racist ideas to nonracist feelings, values, beliefs, and associations that are learned in the routine practices and culture of school.

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