Using the story of a fight between an African American male student and a white male student in a high school classroom, I trace not only the raced and classed actors involved, but also the story of my sense making as a practicing teacher and researcher. Drawing on the concept of intersectionality, I show how a story that seems as simple as a racist white student and a reactionary African American student is far more nuanced and complex. Finally, I discuss what this complexity means for us as researchers of our own practice, and find that intersectionality as a theoretical tool can give us as researchers and practitioners new found insights into processes of oppression as well as into our own practice.
Recommended CitationCasey, Zachary A.. (2011). The Fight In My Classroom: A Story of Intersectionality in Practitioner Research. i.e.: inquiry in education: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 3.
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