Jasmine Ferguson - Student experiences of racial microaggressions in suburban schools

 

Jasmine seeks to understand the ways in which minority students in suburban school districts experience racial microaggression during their interactions with faculty, staff and other district personnel.  Through interviews with high school students, she plans to discover the ways in which students interpret these microaggressions and how their internalization of the teachers' perceptions impact academic achievement. She would like to focus her work in a way that creates an awareness of those practices that may adversely affect students of color in the hopes that it will increase a sense of inclusiveness and positively impact academic achievement.