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Intersections of microagressions : race, gender, and hierarchy in higher education

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Intersections of microagressions : race, gender, and hierarchy in higher education
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Young, Kathryn
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Dr. Kathryn Young Dr. Myron Anderson Intersections of microaggressions Race, Gender and Hierarchy in Higher Education

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Microaggressions Brief and commonplace indignities, whether intentional or unintentional that communicate hostility or negative slights and insults that potentially have harmful or unpleasant psychological impact ( Solorzani Ceja & Yozzo 2000; Sue, et.al 2007)

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Intersectionality

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Nobody in their right mind is going to call me the N because true racism is being able to have power over somebody else, Winfrey explains. So that doesn't happen to me that way I'm in a boardroom or situations where I'm the only woman or I'm the only African American person within a hundred mile radius. I can see in the energy of the people there, they don't sense that I should be holding one of those seats I can sense that. But I can never tell, 'Is it racism? Is it sexism ?'"

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Ism enacted 29% 2 5 6 3 15 5 6 6 18 7 1

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Accessibility Hierarchy Role Distinction Gender Sexual Orientation Culture Race FMLA Hiring Promotion Annual Leave Tenure Evaluations Holidays Institutional Microaggressions

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Your turn, part 1 Around the room are some quotes from professional women. They chose these quotes to represent microaggressive intersectionalities in their work world. Please read a few then add your own.

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Your turn, part 2 Now go around the room and choose 3 to solve. Write your responses up as well.

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Your turn, part 3 We will share some of these as a whole group.

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Microaggression Removal Active listening Knowledge and resources Communication D iplomacy Advocacy Interact with people different than you Be open to discussing your own biases Recognize your own biases Be an ally stand against bias Agreement to say