What is Microaggression?
Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.
– Excerpted from Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development
The first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending.
Other Important Resources on Microaggression Development and Understanding:
- Microaggressions and Social Work Practice, Education, and Research
- Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
- More curated resources on Microaggression Development and Understanding
Garibay, J. C. (2014). Diversity in the classroom. UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development. p. 10-13. Retrieved from https://equity.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/DiversityintheClassroom2014Web.pdf