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Microaggression

Being The Only One In The Room: Speaking Up As A Mom Of Color In A New Mom Group

MotherWoman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
MotherWoman

Not having to think about race is a luxury that women of color do not have. We moms of color often walk into a new moms group knowing that we may be the only person of color in the room, and if we see another woman of color, we may be pleasantly surprised and relieved.

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Let This Feminist Punk Band Explain The Meaning Of Microagressions

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts

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The 'Resume Check': On Gay Talese, Racism and Sexism in the Press Room

Touré | Posted 04.10.2017 | Black Voices
Touré

Black people know the condescension of a resume check. We know what it is to have a white person signal their confusion over our status or success. These sorts of microaggressions are ways of pointing out the superiority of the dominant group. Ways of saying we don't belong.

Yes, College Students Are Sooo Sensitive

Brett A. Sokolow | Posted 01.06.2017 | College
Brett A. Sokolow

It's possible to usher in a new era of sensitive and inclusive dialogue that is not hyper-sensitive. It's possible to improve the campus sensitivity to microaggressions without making them punishable offenses. Students are so sensitive, and this is one of their best qualities.

Martin Luther King on the First Amendment

David Moshman | Posted 01.04.2017 | College
David Moshman

The Promised Land, then, is not simply a "safe space." Social justice is not achieved by eliminating "microaggressions" or requiring "trigger warnings." Student activists, whatever their cause, should recognize and insist on intellectual freedom for all.

10 Microagressions Older People Will Recognize Immediately

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty

Complaints about microaggressions -- the small everyday slights (intended or otherwise) that harbor an underlying attitude of racism, sexism or homoph...

Microaffection: The Antidote to Microaggression

Jim Burklo | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Jim Burklo

I have work to do, myself, to make kindness and respect so ingrained in my soul that they are automatic responses in moments of emotional challenge. Universities and institutions of all kinds have work to do, also, to create atmospheres that inculcate this kind of mindfulness, to prevent microagression and to encourage microaffection.

The White Liberal Chamber

Emily Alicia Affolter | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Emily Alicia Affolter

No white person really wants to talk about how we participate in maintaining the status quo. Our silence keeps racism in place.

Free Speech is for the Speech You Hate, Not for the Speech You Like

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

I can relate to the impact of saying what one believes to be true when other people don't want to hear it. That is why I feel alarmed today about the campus-based and society-wide movement toward censorship.

Microaggressions in the Workplace: Black Lives Matter and Politically Correct Speech

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Politeness often does the opposite of intended: allowing the fungus of intolerance to creep and to grow and to bloom. You see: for people of color, the way one reacts to racism is tricky. We often do not have the privilege to call people out.

White Baby Boomers: Being Told You've Microaggressed Is a Good Thing

Anna Joseph | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Anna Joseph

As white, social-justice-oriented students, one of the spaces our white privilege allows us to enter is yours, the adults who populate our world, when you voice concerns that our focus on microaggressions constitutes a bridge too far.

A Generic Trigger Warning for College Students

David Moshman | Posted 09.02.2016 | College
David Moshman

College should indeed be a safe space, but not in the sense of being safe from upsetting images or ideas. College should be a place where it is safe to explain what you believe and to disagree with others.

When Microaggressions Become Macro Confessions

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose

Why We Need To Stop Replying #AllLivesMatter

Adam Phillips | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Adam Phillips

I've noticed on my social network feeds that many of my white sisters and brothers reply #AllLivesMatter. Yes, yes they do. But do my white sisters and brothers realize that in this very moment these microaggressions are like another death by a thousand Facebook posts?

I Dream America

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2016 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

If I could remake America, I wouldn't add a thing. She's got it all. Instead, I'd take away some things.

Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Over the past nine months, the FBI has arrested five African Americans suspected of sympathizing with ISIS. These arrests necessitate an examination of why some African Americans might be drawn to violent extremist groups.

The Myth of Black Gay Privilege

James Jones | Posted 06.21.2015 | Black Voices
James Jones

Does "black gay privilege" still hold when trying to negotiate a raise or a promotion? It is one thing to evaluate a person's multiple social identities on paper and quite another to evaluate that individual in person.

Screw You, I Am Asian 'American'

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

While it may not have been Tammy's intent, posing this seemingly innocuous question is a poorly disguised microaggression that perpetuates the belief that Asian-Americans are cultural and racial outsider within the American context. T

Empathy for Angry White Men

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

As an African American, I have empathy for angry white men because I recognize that they are experiencing the pain African Americans have long borne -- of being bystanders to the shaping of their identities and possibilities in an uncertain world.

Unmasking Black Gay Privilege

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

I have benefitted from black gay privilege throughout my career as a senior human resources, financial and diversity officer. I have accessed spaces and opportunities that "stereotypical" black men were not able to access.

Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

When one of my new straight-male friends asked if he could sit in on a QSA meeting, I immediately said yes and took him to a panel on LGBT dating, hoping to show him how cool the queer community is. The discussion was mostly civil, until my fledgling ally worked up the courage to ask one simple question.

Living While Brown: Adventures of a Latina in the Suburbs

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 12.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Anna Giraldo Kerr

Our son is oblivious to the stares we receive when we go out as a family. I try hard not to see elements of microaggressions in every interaction we have with those we meet, like the subtle inquiries about the type of work I do (translation: How did you end up here?), or the overeager expressions of friendliness that, frankly, feel fake and rehearsed.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

Stop Single-Shaming Women

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

end the message that you deserve to venture after your dreams and goals, and if you happen to have a partner who supports that, then go on the venture together. If you stumble into some controlling moments, be aware and stand up for yourself. You are the root of your happiness.