Our Call to Racial Justice: Racial Microaggressions
Have you ever heard the term “death by a thousand cuts?” This is a metaphor for the racial microaggressions aimed at people of color constantly and continually throughout their lives. The term microaggression is defined as “an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.” Studies show that the macro impact of microaggressions can “increase stress in the lives of people of color, lower emotional well-being, increase depression and negative feelings, assail the mental health of recipients, impede learning and problem-solving, impair employee performance and take a heavy toll on the physical well-being of targets.(1)” Learning how to recognize, acknowledge and stop microaggressions is a way we can show love and compassion to those around us. Please check out our website or the Daily Bread to access the links.
(1) Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand Cuts
Examples of Racial Microaggressions
Responding to Microaggressions