Season 2 - Episode 1: Rethinking "Microaggressions" and Bold Conversations with Dr. Michael Baran


September 30th, 2020

44 mins 16 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups.

The fact is that you have likely been on both the giving and receiving end of microaggressions. When people speak of microaggressions most often they are talking about the subtle acts of exclusion that black people deal with on a day-to-day basis. The root of these acts feels like just another way that black people are subjected to racism.

However, microaggressions aren’t exclusive to any one race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or any other identity. Our guest, Michael Baran, PhD is a social scientist and has been a DEI speaker, author, a practitioner for the last 20 years. You don’t want to miss this delicious truth about the aggression that lives in all of us and ways to lessen expressing it, thus lessening the harm done to others.

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