|Racial Microaggressions by Buzzfeed|
I've always been into sociology, so this is so interesting to me.
Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.
In other words, they're back-handed compliments from straight, white men to everyone else. Haha! It's actually a bit broader than that.
Buzzfeed did a little piece on it a while back - "Racial Microaggressions", and I'd have to say that race, age and gender seem like the biggest targets of microaggression.
So let's have a chat about it.
Has anyone ever displayed microaggression toward you?
If you're still wondering what microaggressions are, watch this video by Dr. Derald Wing Sue from Colombia U on his book Microaggressions in Everyday Life.