Dr. Kathryn Young Dr. Myron Anderson Intersections of microaggressions Race, Gender and Hierarchy in Higher Education
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)
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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Accessibility Hierarchy Role Distinction Gender Sexual Orientation Culture Race FMLA Hiring Promotion Annual Leave Tenure Evaluations Holidays Institutional Microaggressions
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.
Your turn, part 2 Now go around the room and choose 3 to solve. Write your responses up as well.
Your turn, part 3 We will share some of these as a whole group.
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