microaggression


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mi·cro·ag·gres·sion

 (mī′krō-ə-grĕsh′ən)
n.
An action or statement that may seem innocuous but is considered by a person or people belonging to an oppressed group to be harmful because it displays racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted attitudes and assumptions.
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Based on this definition, using sticky notes, everyone is asked to write down a microaggression that has personally happened to them, they have witnessed happen to someone else, or they have directed at someone themselves.
Microaggression training incorrectly and dangerously equates speech with violence and isn't backed by evidence.
The examples were meant to help University of California employees recognize a microaggression when they were at risk of committing or suffering one.
b) Call the ACLU or Human Resources to launch a formal complaint that it's an exclusionary and divisive microaggression that can only be remedied with either the greeter being fired or a multimillion-dollar legal settlement for your pain and suffering.
In the second place, it is important to underline that, in the study, the impact of the equalitarian legislation on environmental microaggression was not assessed.
People refer to the 'concept' of microaggression, as though somebody is making it up," Edwards says.
For example, in regard to Chapter 4--The Quest for Higher Education, Godinez Ballon simply introduces microaggression theory but does not include any in-depth analysis of how degradation--in the form of insults and dismissals--influences the educational outcomes of Mexican Americans.
A microaggression is defined as a subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other nondominant group that is often unintentional but reinforces a stereotype.
Next, a comparison of the two students experience of the professor's class prior to and after the microaggression will be presented.
Interestingly, clients of color interpret the common lack of discussion in treatment concerning bias and prejudice and their links to substance-use behavior as a microaggression (Burris 2012).
We're seeing universities all across this country with leftist-coddled kids, usually with trust funds, protesting against the horrible oppression because the microaggression - 'I heard a word that scared me,'" Cruz said.
Microaggression in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (p.