Disarming racial microaggressions: Microintervention strategies for targets, White allies, and bystanders.

@article{Sue2019DisarmingRM,
  title={Disarming racial microaggressions: Microintervention strategies for targets, White allies, and bystanders.},
  author={Derald Wing Sue and Sarah Alsaidi and Michael N. Awad and Elizabeth Glaeser and Cassandra Z Calle and Narolyn Mendez},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2019},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={
          128-142
        }
}
Given the immense harm inflicted on individuals and groups of color via prejudice and discrimination, it becomes imperative for our nation to begin the process of disrupting, dismantling, and disarming the constant onslaught of micro- and macroaggressions. For too long, acceptance, silence, passivity, and inaction have been the predominant, albeit ineffective, strategies for coping with microaggressions. Inaction does nothing but support and proliferate biased perpetrator behaviors which occur… Expand
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