What are micro aggressions
‘a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.
indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group.
Microaggressions may include:
· Not being included
· Not being acknowledged – socially or professionally
· Being made to feel ‘different’ ·
Some examples of how this looks might be:
touching someone's hair
crossing over to the other side of the street to avoid someone from a different ethnicity
being treated less favourably or with more suspicion in a shop than a white person
ignoring someone's messages in a group chat
offering more support or help to white students
talking over people with lived experiences of the issue