Racial Microaggressions: Redressing Inequities for Men of Color
In recent years, practitioners have become more aware of the role that racial microaggressions have on student success for underserved students. Microaggressions are common, daily verbal and non-verbal slights that negate and put-down people of color. In this workshop, participants will learn what racial microaggressions are and how they serve as a barrier to student success for men of color. The presenters will highlight common microaggressions experienced by men of color and discuss an array of microaggression sub-types. The presenters will also discuss strategies and practices that have been proven effective in challenging and reducing racial microaggressions commonly experienced by men of color in academic contexts.
• Overview the concept of microaggressions and a taxonomy of microaggressions extended by Derald Wing Sue
• Highlight common microaggressions experienced by college men of color and their influence on student success
• Propose strategies that educators can employ to reduce microaggressions and mediate their negative effects on student success