A micro agression is ‘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 


 
 
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