Monday, November 20, 2017

Hidden biases do more than just sting

8 women. 8 Microaggressions. 8 Bullet wounds.

Back in 1970, Harvard psychiatrist Chester Pierce coined the term “microaggression” to describe casual degradations toward people of color.
Today, the concept has broadened and includes other attributes of marginalized groups. Sexuality, body type, religion, class and education to name a few.
We asked successful women from different walks of life to tell us about microaggressions they face. They are artists, activists, models, CEOs and authors. These women — from Coffee Meets Bagel’s co-founder to Miss Black USA — deal with biases that affect their day-to-day lives. [Read more at the Lily]


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