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What To Do About Microaggressions

Take A.C.T.I.O.N.

Ask: Clarifying questions to assist with understanding the microaggressor's intentions. 

Carefully listen: If they disagree with your paraphrase, you could end the conversation or make a statement about their initial comment. If they agree with your paraphrase, explore their intention further.  

Tell others: What you observed as problematic in a factual manner. 

Impact consideration: Ask for or state the potential impact of such a statement or action on others. 

Own your response: Own your own thoughts and feelings around the impact using first-person language.

Next steps: Request appropriate action be taken and check in with the target of the microaggresion. 

Ganote, C., Cheung, F., & Souza, T. (2016). Micro-aggressions, micro-resistance, and ally development in the academy.

Where to Report Instances of Bias

Medical Student Life Advisory Committee: Procedures for Reporting an Incident of Mistreatment, Bias or Harassment

Anonymous Comment Box for Bias Reports

Read More About Microaggressions

Scholarly Article: "I, Too, Am a Physician" by Omonele Nwokolo

Photo Project: 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear in Everyday Life

"I, Too, Am Harvard" Campaign