Examining the Impact of Microaggressions

Discover what microaggressions are, how they impact non-dominant groups, and what you can do to prevent them in your interactions with others.

Reflection Question

  • Where might Microaggressions show up in your workplace?

Action Step

  • Listen for phrases like "You're overreacting," "I didn't mean anything by it," or "I don't see what the big deal is." Then, see if you can spot a Microaggression at play. Speak with the person at whom the Microaggression was directed, and follow their lead on how to react to it.

 Additional Resources Referenced

The Avarna Group

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

Salt Fat Acid Heat - Samin Nosrat