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How to Avoid Unintentionally Engaging in Microaggression

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Sonya Whitaker

Sonya Whitaker


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While on your equity journey, if you are committed to better ensuring that you do not unintentionally engage in microagression that you might be complicit in, this broadcast is for you. 

Researchers contend that Microaggressions are subtle, verbal and non-verbal racial insults, indignities and denigrating messages, often automatically and unconsciously directed toward an individual or race due to their marginalized identities (as adapted from the NAACP Report: Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity).

In this broadcast, Dr. Sonya Whitaker will interview Ms. Ida Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the mother who's fight against hair bias has resulted in Illinois Governor JB Prtizer signing the Jett Hawkins' Law, which became effective January 1, 2022. Listen and call in to learn about her story and others. You may access this show live and On-Demand by clicking on the link provided or visiting