One Book 2021-2022: So You Want to Talk about Race

One Book Research and Resource Guide for "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Understanding Microaggressions

Chapter 12: What Are Microaggressions?

Microaggressions are cumulative. On their own, each microaggression doesn't seem like a big deal. But just like one random bee sting might not be a big deal, a few random bee stings every day of your life will have a definite impact on the quality of your life, and your overall relationship with bees.

Microaggressions are perpetrated by many different people. Because each microaggression is just one sting perpetrated by a different person, it is hard to address with each individual person without (1) becoming very exhausted, and (2) being written off as hypersensitive.

-From "So You Want to Talk About Race" Chapter 12

Background Articles

These are articles that come from encyclopedias, overview reports, books, or similar sourced aimed at providing the basic facts on a topic.

Popular Source Articles

These are articles from more popular media sources such as websites, magazines, newspapers, blogs, and the like.  

Scholarly Articles

These are articles from scholarly/academic journals that are written by experts on the topic and researchers to share the findings of their original research with others in a scholarly setting. 


Videos can be a great place to get information. Linked below are some featured - both from the library's streaming collection, as well as videos on the web.

Examples of Miscroaggressions

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