Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Micro Aggressions in Real Time
Priscilla G. Wilson

The term micro aggression is defined and demonstrated from the viewpoint of graduate-level students. Using a classroom assignment, the students describe their personal experiences of committing or being the recipient of a micro aggression. The students describe the type of micro aggression, theme, psychological dilemma, and recall how they reacted to the encounter. The impact of micro aggressive events on diverse populations is explained. Implications are discussed as well as how mental health professionals can use the client’s experience as a tool for empowerment.

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