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Recognizing Micro-aggressions

(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.

 

 

One active online forum for discussion of this issue is The Microaggressions Project. You can also see a photo gallery of examples here.

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