Microaggressions are brief and common daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, with or without awareness, that communicate hostility, negative slights and insults rooted in bias. Persons responsible for microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such communications when they interact with members of social groups (e.g. women, lesbians, transgender people, Christians, Muslims, Black, Asian, multi-racial, or political affiliation).
Persons subjected to microaggressions often experience a negative impact on academic or work performance and mental-emotional well being. Often the person has experienced similar kinds of bias multiple times in their lifetime or within a week, and it can be the 10th time of experiencing a microaggression that can result in an outburst of frustration and exhaustion of being intentionally or unintentionally stereotyped.
Victim(s) can experience a number of emotional, psychological, and personal consequences, including:?