Derald Wing Sue, a leading expert on the subject of microaggressions, defines microaggressions as:
"brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership". The persons making the comments may be otherwise well-intentioned and unaware of the potential impact of their words."
Both students and faculty can be negatively impacted by microaggressions.
Below is a list of resources that can be used to educate about microaggressions, how to recognize them, and how to address or respond to them.
If your unit or college is interested in learning more about this important topic, please reach out to the ADVANCE Office to schedule a workshop facilitated by Dr. Yvette Huet on this subject.
- Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions: Anti-Racism Action Guide
- Ong, A. D., Burrow, A. L., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Ja, N. M., & Wing Sue, D. (2013). Racial Microaggressions and Daily Well-Being Among Asian Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology
- A. W., Lovato, L. V., Thyken, B. N., & Denny, N. (2012). The relationship of microaggressions with alcohol use and anxiety among ethnic minority college students in a historically White institution. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology
- Inclusive Pedagogy: Microaggressions
- G. A., Vogel, D. L., Cope, M. A., & Hubbard, A. (2009). Incidents of bias in college classrooms: Instructor and student perceptions. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2(4), 219–231.
- DeAngelis, T. (2009). Unmasking “racial micro aggressions.” Monitor on Psychology. 40(2), 42-57.
- Mayes, T. (2016, July 20). Recognizing and addressing microaggressions. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoWU9fG-Rt0.
- Russell, P. (2016, February 26). Implicit bias and microaggressions: Recognizing and rectifying. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzHPbGotMQM.
- Irey, S. (2013). How Asian American Women Perceive and Move toward Leadership Roles in Community Colleges: A Study of Insider Counter Narratives, Unpublished doctoral disseration, University of Washington.
- Scully, M., & Rowe, M. (2009). Bystander training within organizations, Journal of the International Ombudsman Association, 2, 89-95.
- Sue, D.W. et al. (2007). Microaggressions in everyday life: Implications for clinical practice. The American Psychologist, 2 (4).
- Sue, D.W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: A new view on racism, sexism, and heterosexism. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
- How to be an ally to someone experiencing microaggressions - an essay
- What's considered a Microaggression?