Episode 7

August 26, 2020

00:58:37

Microaggressions

Microaggressions
Women Bridging the Gap
Microaggressions
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Show Notes

“A microaggression is a comment or gesture (whether made intentionally or not) that feeds into stereotypes or negative assumptions created around oppressed or marginalized groups of people. The term was first used in the 1970s by Harvard's Chester M. Pierce, MD. They tend to be based on a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability—and to the recipient, can feel like an attack.” [June 11, 2020 Oprah Magazine article](https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a26294696/what-is-microaggression/). Conversation Prompts: * How do you handle microaggressions? What’s the worst one? What’s the statement that is so seemingly neutral but cuts you to the core? * Can you think to a time you might have committed a microaggression? * A list of microaggressions to discuss: * All lives matter. * You’re so white sounding. * Can I touch your hair? * Where are you from? I mean, really. * I don’t see color. * You’re an inspiration. * What is your accent? * You’re so articulate. * I love your hair. * Do you believe a person should be fired for a microaggression? * What advice do you have for people who hear a microaggression? * What advice do you have for people who worry that curiosity and/or connection is hindered by some of the more neutral microaggressions? Sources: Tiffany Alvoid, Eliminating Microaggressions: The Next Level of Inclusion, TEDxOakland, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqVit6TJjw](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqVit6TJjw) Side Effects of White Women, Small Doses with Amanda Seales, [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/small-doses-with-amanda-seales/id1333316223?i=1000412578866](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/small-doses-with-amanda-seales/id1333316223?i=1000412578866) [https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872371063/microaggressions-are-a-big-deal-how-to-talk-them-out-and-when-to-walk-away](https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872371063/microaggressions-are-a-big-deal-how-to-talk-them-out-and-when-to-walk-away) [https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/28/what-microaggressions-small-slights-serious-consequences/362754002/](https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/28/what-microaggressions-small-slights-serious-consequences/362754002/) [https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/racial-microaggressions-examples-responses-wellness/index.html](https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/racial-microaggressions-examples-responses-wellness/index.html) [https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a26294696/what-is-microaggression/](https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a26294696/what-is-microaggression/) [https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-28/chief-district-judge-los-angeles-steps-down-racially-insensitive-comments](https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-28/chief-district-judge-los-angeles-steps-down-racially-insensitive-comments) [https://www.oxfordcartographers.com/our-maps/peters-projection-map/](https://www.oxfordcartographers.com/our-maps/peters-projection-map/) -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; they greatly helps new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) You can find Lenya at: Instagram - [@Lenya_ goddess_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch) You can find Alexandra at: Instagram - [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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