Addressing Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions

Addressing Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions in Students of Color

Welcome! Are you ready to ensure cultural diversity for students of color in the academic environment? Are you a parent, educator, educational organization, or other stakeholders 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 educational needs of students of color. 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 a student's name after they have corrected you.

Did you know that often students of color never engage in the learning process? Generally, they do not feel as though they belong. Often these students experience unintentional insults.

These insults are referred to as "microaggressions" and exist in all organizations, but there is a critical need to address them in academics.