This assignment presents a summary of your identified racial, ethnic, or cultural group and the microaggressions they face in society. For this assignment, you will write a paper of 4–5 pages (excluding the cover page and references list).
For this assignment, complete the following:
* Describe the disenfranchised racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural group you selected in Unit 4 discussion:
* Support your description of the disenfranchised racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural group with at least two peer-reviewed journal articles published in the last 5 years.
* Discuss demographic factors, cultural orientation, and worldview.
* Use the Capella Library and search for two peer-reviewed journal articles related to the disenfranchised racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural group.
* Define microaggressions:
* Support your definition of microaggressions with scholarly publications.
* Discuss and analyze microaggressions that the disenfranchised racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural group may encounter:
* Support your discussion of microaggressions experienced by the disenfranchised racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural group with findings from your Unit 5 discussion.
* Support your analysis of microaggressions with two peer-reviewed journal articles published in the last 5 years.
* Use the Capella Library and search for two peer-reviewed journal articles related to microaggressions.
* Design three strategies or therapeutic interventions to counter the identified microaggressions:
* Support your strategies or therapeutic interventions with at least one scholarly reference.
* Evaluate your personal experience with both giving and receiving microaggressions:
* Identify and discuss one experience where you were the recipient of a microaggression.
* Identify and discuss one experience where you expressed a microaggression to another person.
* Evaluate the cultural competence that was lacking in these experiences. Support your evaluation of cultural competence with at least one scholarly reference.
Identify a disenfranchised racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural group whose population experiences microaggressions in U.S. society. (For example, Asian, African American, Hispanic, Muslim, disabled, LGBT, or women.) Using the Sue (2010) text as a reference, define microaggressions and provide examples of the type of microaggressions your selected population may encounter.
Microaggression is a brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual-orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or groups (Sue, 2010). Perpetrators are usually unaware that they have engaged in an exchange that demeans the recipient of the communication. I was shocked to read that race experts believe that racism has become below the level of conscious awareness (Sue, 2010).
I Chose women to provide examples of microaggressions. Women are more then likely are subject to
- Sexual Objectification Occurs when women are treated as though they were objects at men’s disposal.
2. Myth of Meritocracy Statements which assert that race or gender does not play a role in life successes.
3. Traditional Gender Role Prejudicing and Stereotyping Occurs when expectations of traditional roles or stereotypes are conveyed
Choose a different race or ethnicity and imagine that the family involved in this case was from this racial or ethnic background (instead of Hmong). What kinds of microaggressions do you think this family could have experienced?
I choose racial and gender microgressions were being delivered in the classroom by a well intentioned professor. When called upon the the student spoke in a frustrated manner and the professor wanted him to calm down. Leaving the professor to feel throughout the semester some sort of resentment. Although the professor welcomed the opportunity to say something positive, one of the students point of views didn’t align with the professor. The student believed that they were looking at the views from different perspective.
* Describe personal experiences with microaggressions.
My Microaggression experience consist of Sexual Objectification—Sexual objectification is the process by which women are transformed into “objects” or property at the sexual disposal or benefit of men (Sue, 2010). Anyway, the cumulative effect of all this is that we are socializing generation after generation to view the world, and the women in it, from the point of view of men. As a result, only men are seen as full and complete human beings, not women. Women are objectified – this means we are denied agency, and are seen from the outside, our own consciousness, our thoughts and feelings, utterly overlooked
Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.