Last week, I participated in the 2016 International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Before my presentation yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of learning with 430 other attendees who represented 175 institutions across 6 countries and 43 states in the U.S. To say the least, ICUE was an unforgettable experience.
On Saturday morning, I presented literacy research that I conducted with racial literacies. Using racial literacies, I conducted a genre analysis of a public Facebook post and a public blog article. As a result of this genre analysis, I identified seven genres of race that have implications for international urban education and the schooling of Black children in the U.S.
Check out my research report below and let me know if you think the seven genres of race I have identified (thus far) provide a clearer understanding of the processes of race.
Note: If you'd like to cite my research in your own work, my conference paper will be included in the proceedings of the 2016 ICUE. Use the following citation:
Croom, M. (2016, November). Racing on Facebook: Racial literacies, genres of race, and Black students. In G. Mance (Moderator), The Black experience in an American diaspora. Paper session conducted at the International Conference on Urban Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico.