Byrd, C.M. Microaggressions Self-Defense: A Role-Playing Workshop for Responding to Microaggressions. Soc. Sci.2018, 7, 96.
Byrd, C.M. Microaggressions Self-Defense: A Role-Playing Workshop for Responding to Microaggressions. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 96.
Microaggressions are subtle verbal and non-verbal slights based on group membership, and they are ubiquitous in the lives of racial minorities, women, and LGBTQ individuals (Sue, 2010). The goal of the current paper is to introduce a role-playing based exercise on effective responses to microaggressions. The workshop draws on the prejudice responding workshops of Plous (2000) and Lawson, et al. (2010) but integrates research-based strategies. The activity was tested in two groups of undergraduate students, and the findings suggested that both groups felt more prepared to deal with microaggressions after participating.
microaggressions; responses to microaggressions; role-playing; workshop
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.