Following Derald Sue, a researcher at Columbia University, we define microaggressions as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group” (5).

The following articles, videos, and websites provide valuable resources to better understand this concept.

“Understanding and Combatting Microaggressions — Higher Education — Jennifer Crandall and Gina A. Garcia

“Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life” — Psychology Today — Derald Wing Sue, PhD