Underlying Assumption/Hidden Meaning Being mistaken for another person in the same racial group People of the same race are all the Example: A counselor calls same a camper from Korea by the Your culture is not valued name of a camper from Japan and Denial of ethnic differences shrugs it off saying, "I always get them confused.
Our focus on microaggressions
and other unintentional transgressions increases our sensitivity, which is not universally positive: sensitivity increases both our tendency to take offense and our self censorship, leading to authoritarian policies.
If slights and snubs to members of marginalized groups are unacceptable microaggressions
, then forcibly excluding or evicting such people from a particular country is an unconscionable macro-aggression.
Having a salient LGBQ identity (medium and high scores) annulled the negative impact of microaggressions
from the distal environment but led to greater anxiety in the face of proximal environmental microaggressions
(Woodford et al.
The therapist is only one source of stereotyping and microaggression
Finally, the existing literature on workplace discrimination and mental health of sexual and gender minorities highlights the importance, in the current legal and social context, of intersectional approaches and of research on homo- and trans-negative microaggressions
Many minorities on campus still struggle with many forms of racism, including microaggression
In contrast to the fairly universal embracing of stereotype threat research, microaggression
research has met with significant resistance despite the fact that it too provides a useful lens of analysis for experiences like Questlove's.
Finally, to give dominant voices equal time intimates that their perspective is equally valid, and this not only supports systemic ignorance but also ignores how the expression of dominant discourse is a form of microaggression
In some cases what people said to me seemed so shocking, I couldn't identify the language as a microaggression
A defining feature of a microaggression
is it is so light as to leave you wondering if it existed.
Most research on microaggressions
describes what a microaggression
Some study participants also experienced microaggression
and microinvalidation (Sue et al.
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, stigma, psychological distress, older women.