Poster Sessions - 2018 Research Day

Event Title

Microaggressions

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-6-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-6-2018 12:00 PM

Abstract

Microaggressions are described as brief and commonplace daily verbal or behavioral injustices, whether intentional or unintentional, (subtle, unconscious discrimination) that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages and insults toward marginalized/minority populations (Sue et al., 2007b, p. 271). Unlike discrimination, microaggressions are often delivered by good-intentioned and well-meaning individuals who unconsciously hold biases and prejudice (Hodson, Dovidio, & Gaertner, 2010; Shelton & Delgado-Romero, 2011). Research on microaggressions started with McIntosh (1988) with the focus being on to the larger accepted privileges of sex, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, class, able-bodied, gender identity and some subclasses such as female athletes and sex trafficking victims. A mixed research design will be conducted using quantitative data collection of an IRB approved survey that examines the prevalence and impact of microaggressions on populations of different demographics (ethnicity, religion denomination, sexual identification & orientation, etc.). Exploration of data will follow, however, data and/or analysis may not be available for presentation. Implications for identifying microaggressions will promote understanding of the larger and lasting effects on minority populations, and how the majority population have remained in positions of power through reinforcing such stereotypes.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Cipra

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Apr 6th, 10:30 AM Apr 6th, 12:00 PM

Microaggressions

Hall of Governors

Microaggressions are described as brief and commonplace daily verbal or behavioral injustices, whether intentional or unintentional, (subtle, unconscious discrimination) that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages and insults toward marginalized/minority populations (Sue et al., 2007b, p. 271). Unlike discrimination, microaggressions are often delivered by good-intentioned and well-meaning individuals who unconsciously hold biases and prejudice (Hodson, Dovidio, & Gaertner, 2010; Shelton & Delgado-Romero, 2011). Research on microaggressions started with McIntosh (1988) with the focus being on to the larger accepted privileges of sex, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, class, able-bodied, gender identity and some subclasses such as female athletes and sex trafficking victims. A mixed research design will be conducted using quantitative data collection of an IRB approved survey that examines the prevalence and impact of microaggressions on populations of different demographics (ethnicity, religion denomination, sexual identification & orientation, etc.). Exploration of data will follow, however, data and/or analysis may not be available for presentation. Implications for identifying microaggressions will promote understanding of the larger and lasting effects on minority populations, and how the majority population have remained in positions of power through reinforcing such stereotypes.