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Microaggression Defined: Examples of Microaggressive Behavior

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 9, 2022 • 4 min read

Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized groups experience racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of bigotry in their everyday lives. Microaggressions are a form of subtle abuse people engage in toward these groups, sometimes without even knowing it. Learn more about what a microaggression is.