“Racism just isn't an issue anymore”: Preservice teachers' resistances to the intersections of sexuality and race
Stephanie Anne Shelton, The University of Alabama, Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling Department, United States ; Meghan E. Barnes, The University of Georgia, United States
TATE Volume 55, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Through year-long focus group interviews with members of a secondary English Education cohort this paper considers both 1) participants' understandings of sexuality and race and 2) how participants' understandings of sexuality and race shaped their interactions with one another. Themes established through data analysis suggested that 1) participants maintained positioned racism as an historical issue that contrasted with the contemporaneity of LGBTQ issues; 2) participants resisted intersecting race and sexuality; 3) participants silenced Andy, the only queer student of color, when she argued for the intersectionality of race and sexuality.
Shelton, S.A. & Barnes, M.E. (2016). “Racism just isn't an issue anymore”: Preservice teachers' resistances to the intersections of sexuality and race. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 55(1), 165-174. Elsevier Ltd.