Racial injury in public space: narratives of black students

Claudia Aparecida Avelar Ferreira, Simone Costa Nunes


The aim of this study is to describe the experiences of racial injury through narratives of black university students in public space. It was adopted a qualitative approach and, polar case study. This research looking for identify, in the excerpts, the elements of a discursive practice that reinforces the prejudice black women, in public space in Brazil. The study evidence scans that racial injury begins in school with microinsult to microassault, perpetuates differently in the workplace, therefore, the racial dynamics in Brazil leave black women prone to mental suffering with racial injuries in the public space and their voices do not echo like the voices of white women. 


Racism; Gender; Black women;discourse analysis; racial insult.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12957/teias.2022.60605


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ISSN 1518-5370 [impresso] • 1982-0305 [eletrônico]
Teias, uma publicação eletrônica do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação – ProPEd/UERJ
Qualis/Capes - A2 (2017/2018) 
DOI: 10.12957/teias


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