Race, Class, and Emerging Adolescent Sexuality: Teacher Perceptions and Sexual Harrassment in Schools
Gender and Education
Sexual harassment is a highly troubling gendered phenomenon that plagues young women on a daily basis. The way in which sexual harassment is perceived and treated is varied and is largely based on racial and class stereotypes. This paper highlights the findings from a study in which a group of middle and high school teachers were interviewed and their perceptions of sexual harassment on their campuses were discussed. What was revealed throughout this study was the way in which many teachers’ notions of sexuality are conceptualised through their notions of class and race. This paper addresses how such racial and class stereotypes veil the sexual victimisation of many young women.
Rahimi, Regina, Delores D. Liston.
"Race, Class, and Emerging Adolescent Sexuality: Teacher Perceptions and Sexual Harrassment in Schools."
Gender and Education, 23 (7): 799-810.