MICROAGGRESSIONS: Recognizing and Responding

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.