How many times have you been on the receiving end of a microaggression? Or perhaps, you’re the one that said something, even unintentionally, and regretted it immediately.
Oftentimes, the perpetrator of a microaggression has no idea they are being offensive, which makes issues involving microaggressions difficult to bring up or resolve.
Because of this, it’s easy for the majority to dismiss a microaggression as a simple slip of the tongue. Half-hearted apologies like “You know I didn’t mean it like that,” or, “it was just a joke,” are quite common for those who feel marginalized at work to hear.
But just because microaggressions are subtle or unintentional doesn’t make them okay. Marginalization in the workplace in any form is completely unacceptable.
It’s a complicated and sensitive topic, but it’s a topic that’s vitally important to discuss. That’s why this week on the podcast, Grace and Shannon get into the nitty gritty of microaggressions, what they look like, and ways to help address them in the workplace.
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