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Grinage, Justin – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this article, Justin Grinage investigates how black youth experience and contest racial trauma using racial melancholia, a psychoanalytic conception of grief, as a framework for understanding the nonpathologized endurance of black resistance to racism. Examining data from a yearlong ethnographic study, Grinage engages the notion that…
Descriptors: Grief, Trauma, Racial Bias, Resistance (Psychology)
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Metzger, Margaret – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In this Voices Inside Schools essay, a veteran teacher shares her reflections on a classroom unit entitled "How Language Reveals Character." The goal of the unit is to help adolescents read and write critically through an exploration of literary characters' language. Beginning by drawing on adolescents' fascination with one another,…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Literary Criticism