Don’t Be ‘ Dissin ’ on Rachel Jeantel : Learning from the Media’s Enactment and Perpetuation of Microaggressions s j Miller, Ph.D. University of Missouri, Kansas City Classroom Presentation for UC Boulder. Tell me about what you know about AAE: BEV / AAVE.
Don’t Be ‘Dissin’ on Rachel Jeantel: Learning from the Media’s Enactment and Perpetuation of Microaggressions
sj Miller, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Classroom Presentation for UC Boulder
Building on how Rachel Jeantel’suse of languagewas lambasted during the Zimmerman trial, let’s reflect on how negative or ignorant perceptions of AAE [BEV/AAVE] are taken up by the media and how that plays out in dominant culture--
The everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostility, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (Sue, 2010,
p.3). Impact is more important than intent.
Sue, D.W. (Ed.). (2010). Microaggressions and marginality: Manifestation, dynamics, and impact. Hoboken: Wiley.Microaggressions
I do believe that people experience themselves asmoral, good, decent, well-intentioned human beings, who may not be conscious of their hidden biases, prejudices, and discriminatory behavior.
I also believe that these same people are guilty of enacting microaggressions and can be held accountable to unlearning and reflecting on how to self-monitor the enactment of microaggressions.Deliverers….
Clip 3:[ 0:00-2:30]Rachel Jeantel…. (as you watch these clips, consider her facial gestures, hand gestures, eye rolls, body language)
Commit to studying and understanding diverse discourse and linguistic patterns
**Disrupting microaggressions about AAE…
**If you are teaching or working with primarily white students with similar discourse patterns, why is it critical to supporting academic capacity building of linguistically diverse students?**