Rooting Out Microaggressions
Personality, culture, and with some people, even their occupation can all be part of an individual’s identity. Imagine if someone insulted your work, or your church, your culture or your personality. Actually, we all do it probably more often than we think but we do not realize it and most people never call us out. Microaggressions are small, often unintentional slights that seem harmless enough when we say them or do them, but can be hurtful or even hostile if they attack part of a person’s unique identity. “Oh, that’s just being overly sensitive! Suck it up, buttercup!” Actually, if you attend this program, you will likely think otherwise by the end. This is the result of a small, eye-opening exploration conducted by the Career Education staff during 2016-17.