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Say What?: Reflecting on Microaggressions in the Academic Library: Introduction

Workshop by Alessandra Otero, Teddy Gyamfi, & Brandon West for SUNYLA 2020 Conference

What is a microaggression?

Microaggression is a brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignity, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicates hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group (Wing Sue, 2019). 


Forms of microaggressions



Crandrall, J. & Garcia, J.A. (2016, July 27). Am I overreacting?” Understanding and Combating Microaggressions. Higher Education Today a Blog by      ACE. 

Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.