Addressing Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions
Addressing Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions in Gen Z Black Girls/Women
Welcome! Are you ready to ensure cultural diversity for black girls/women? Are you a leader, organization, corporation, or other stakeholder prepared to redefine the conversations and address unconscious bias and "microaggressions?" If the answer is yes...you have come to the right place! We are in an unprecedented paradox of time where we hold a significant responsibility to champion the needs of Gen Z black girls. So let's start with a conversation!
What are Microaggressions?
Words that Make or Break!
Microaggressions are slight, often unintended discriminatory comments or behaviors against people of color (Pierce, 1970).
Ex. Failing to learn to pronounce someone's name after they have corrected you.
Did you know that often Gen Z black girls/women never engage in the learning process (public schools, college)? Generally, they do not feel as though they belong. Often these girls/women experience unintentional insults.
These insults are referred to as "microaggressions" and exist in all organizations, but there is a critical need to address them, particularly in academics, the workplace, and technology.