deconstructing microaggressions

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  1. 1. Deconstructing Microaggressions MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES
  2. 2. Ground Rules: Be Present Be Respectful Use I Statements
  3. 3. Presentation Goals Define Microaggression Types of Microaggressions Examples of Microaggressions Activity Action Steps to address Microaggressions
  4. 4. Multicultural Competence Awareness of ones own assumptions, biases, and values; Knowledge of the worldview of others; information about various cultural groups; Skills to implement appropriate strategies and techniques
  5. 5. If Black people said the stuff White people did HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=A1ZLZWTULIG
  6. 6. What are Microaggressions? Definition: Daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults towards people Can occur by well-intended, moral, and decent [people]. (Sue, 2010)
  7. 7. Three Types of Microaggressions: Microassaults Explicit and intentional discriminatory actions of verbal or non-verbal attack against someones identity to hurt the person Ex. Name-calling, avoidant behaviors
  8. 8. Three Types of Microaggressions Microinsults Characterized by non-verbal or verbal remarks that convey rudeness and insensitivity and demean a persons identity Ex. Questioning expertise, Mistaking a female doctor as a nurse
  9. 9. Three Types of Microaggressions Microinvalidations Characterized by verbal comments or behaviors that exclude, negate, or nullify thoughts, feelings, or experiential reality of a persons identity Ex. Saying, I dont see color or I am not homophobic. I have a gay friend or You speak English well
  10. 10. SOURCE: BUZZ FEED
  11. 11. SOURCE: BUZZ FEED
  12. 12. Activity GROUP ACTIVITY
  13. 13. Activity Determine: What type of microaggression was discussed? Determine: Who was the perpetrator vs. victim? Determine: What is the Response?
  14. 14. Activity LARGE GROUP DISCUSSION
  15. 15. Activity Describe a time you witnessed a microaggression. What was the underlying message? How did you feel? What did you do?
  16. 16. Effect of Microaggressions: Creates a Non-Inclusive Environment Creates disparities Lowers morale and engagement Lowers self- esteem
  17. 17. What can we do to combat microaggressions? DISCUSSION
  18. 18. Combating Microaggressions Become aware of our own bias and fears Actively listen when someone raises a concern Dont be defensive Be an ally-stand up, speak out! Educate others about microaggressions and how to stop them
  19. 19. Multicultural Student Services Location: Lib Jackson Student Union, A102 Phone: 843-349-2863 Email: BCFLADGE@COASTAL.EDU