(November 17, 2014)
Overt racism is on the decline, but in its place has arisen something that is more subtle and often unconscious.
The term for it is “micro-aggression.”
Much of the time, suggests Santa Rosa psychologist Dr. Marco Lopez, casual “micro-aggressions” are more thoughtless than intentionally disparaging.
But the person on the receiving end of such remarks, Lopez continues, is going to recognize their hurtful nature, even if the speaker doesn’t.