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What exactly is a microaggression?
Vox.com article that describes how microaggressions differ from other insensitive or rude actions or comments.
Breakdown of common race, gender, LGBTQ, religious, and intersectional stereotypes.
Hierarchical Microaggressions in Higher Education
Although there has been substantial research examining the effects of microaggressions in the public sphere, there has been little research that examines microaggressions in the workplace. This study explores the types of microaggressions that affect employees at universities. We coin the term "hierarchical microaggression" to represent the everyday slights found in higher education that communicate systemic valuing (or devaluing) of a person because of the institutional role held by that person in the institution. We explore hierarchical microaggressions through examining qualitative data from multiple cultural competence trainings devoted to learning about microaggressions on college campuses
Responding to Microaggressions
A Guide to Responding to Microaggressions
This guide from the Women in Engineering at the University of Illinois describes types of microaggressions and how to respond to microaggressions and bias.
When and How to Respond to Microaggressions
Microagressions are defined as verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults to the target person or group. For Black people, they are ubiquitous across daily work and life. You can respond in one of three ways: let it go, call it out immediately, bring it up at a later date. Here’s a framework for deciding which path is right for the situation and how to handle the conversation if you choose to have one. First, discern what matters to you. Second, disarm the person who committed the microaggression; explain that you want to have an uncomfortable conversation. Third, challenge them to clarify their statement or action, then focus them on the negative impact it had. Finally, decide how you want to let the incident affect you.