Rafael ZapataBias Response Team CoordinatorAssociate VP/Chief Diversity OfficerPhone: email@example.com
Dr. Steven SearsBias Response Team Deputy CoordinatorAssociate VP/Dean of StudentsPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen AlvinoBias Response Team Deputy CoordinatorAssociate VP for Human ResourcesPhone: email@example.com
Jill LaPointBias Response Team Deputy CoordinatorAssistant VP/Executive Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman AdministratorPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, with or without awareness, that communicate hostile, negative slights and insults toward members of racial, social, or cultural minorities (race, class, gender, LGBTQ, ability-status, nationality, etc). Persons responsible for microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such communications when they interact with members of such groups. The power of microaggressions lies in the invisibility to the person(s) responsible for them, and often times, the recipient, because of the existence of plausible alternative explanations for such comments, behavior, and/or environmental cues. Moreover, persons subjected to microaggressions often experience a negative impact on academic or work performance and mental-emotional well being.
A: Hate crimes and bias incidents have a broad, negative impact on victims and communities because the acts target group membership as opposed to an individual trait or behavior. Victim(s) can experience a number of emotional, psychological, and personal consequences, including: