1 – Definition
A subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a marginalized or other nondominant group (often unintentional or unconsciously) that reinforces a stereotype, for example: “You're pretty strong for a girl.” Repeated microaggressions have cumulative, damaging effects on a person’s mental and physical health.
2 – Resources
- Derald Wing Sue (2010). Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Wiley.
- Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
- Nadal, Kevin et al. "The Adverse Impact Of Racial Microaggressions On College Students' Self-Esteem." Journal Of College Student Development 55.5 (2014): 461-474.
- Minikel-Lacocque, Julie. "Racism, College, And The Power Of Words: Racial Microaggressions Reconsidered." American Educational Research Journal 50.3 (2013): 432-465.
- Racial Microaggressions Against Black Americans: Implications for Counseling
- Examples of Microaggressions in the Classroom
- Examples of Racial Microaggressions