Title

Microaggressions: Intervening in three Acts

Published In

Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work

Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

2018

Subjects

Microaggressions, Race discrimination, Intervention

Abstract

The deleterious effects of microaggressions on members of marginalized groups are well documented. Less clear are the practice skills needed to intervene when microaggressions take place, particularly in ways that maintain strong relationships with students, colleagues and/or clients. Furthermore, too often discussions of responses to microaggressions are restricted to the position of bystander, ignoring the ways that human service providers may also perpetrate or be targets of injustice. Using vignettes from our practice experience, we provide guiding principles for constructive microaggression intervention from three key social locations: perpetrator, witness, and target.

Description

Amie Thurber was affiliated with Vanderbilt University at the time of publication.

DOI

10.1080/15313204.2017.1417941

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26416

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