Instructional Video

Microassaults, Microinsults, and Microinvalidations

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Types of microaggressions are discussion in three short PBS videos: microassaults (overt intentional discrimination), microinsults, and microinvalidations. The terms are defined and examples are provided that illustrate each type of microaggression.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After viewing the videos, distribute the handouts and have class members journal their responses, including examples from their own experience
Classroom Considerations
  • The videos need to be shown in order
  • Presumes a protocol is in place to permit a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • Speakers provide examples from their own lives and express how the interchange made them feel
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