microagressions
Black Women in Europe

Tell me about the microagressions you experience.

It. Is. Not. In. Your. Head.

microagressions

Wonderful Black women in Europe. It took me researching and writing a chapter in a book about Black Feminism in Europe to realize how many microaggressions I have experienced and continue to experience.

Standard definition:

microaggression

[mʌɪkrəʊəˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n]

NOUN
microaggressions (plural noun) · micro-aggression (noun) · micro-aggressions (plural noun)
  1. a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.
    “the students made signs detailing microaggressions they had heard or experienced”
    • indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group.
      “they are not subject to daily acts of microaggression”
ORIGIN
1970s: from micro- + aggression.

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Tell me about the microaggressions you face, particularly in Europe. Include how you react, respond and deal with them. How do they make you feel?

If you want to you can comment here on this post or send them in via email to contact@blackwomenineurope.com. If you want to write a blog post about it you can submit that to me too. It is not in your head.

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