Microaggressions: Let’s Build Bridges

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photo-montage-1514218_960_720.jpgThere’s a new word to define the actions of something that has been occurring for centuries, but its meaning is relatable now more than ever in such a divided world. The word has been around for 45 years, but is recently getting the credit it deserves as we become a more diverse culture.

MICROAGGRESSION was coined in 1970 by Psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce.

Dictionary.com describes its meaning as:

  1. A subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other nondominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype: microaggressions such as “I don’t see you as black.”

  2. The act of discriminating against a nondominant group by means of such comments or actions.

It can be the simplest innocent question or comment, and most of us may not even realize we are doing it. Check out this article on Buzzfeed about some real people and the comments they…

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