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Racial Microaggressions as Instigators of Difficult Dialogues on Race: Implications for Student Affairs Educators and Students

  title={Racial Microaggressions as Instigators of Difficult Dialogues on Race: Implications for Student Affairs Educators and Students},
  author={Derald Wing Sue and Madonna G. Constantine},
  journal={The College Student Affairs Journal},
This article defines racial microaggressions and discusses their role in instigating difficult dialogues concerning racial and ethnic issues in student affairs classroom settings. The authors present four reasons why dialogues on race are difficult for many White Americans. As classrooms have become increasingly diverse, difficult dialogues on race have often served to polarize student affairs graduate students and faculty rather than to clarify and increase mutual understanding about race and… 
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