Experiences Of Microaggressions

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experiences of microaggressions that occurred across multiple domains including: being made to feel like perpetual foreigners, assumptions about their language use, personality and intelligence, racial jokes, within group discrimination, and microaggressions that addressed multiple identities.
Alien in Own Land. This microaggression served a distancing function, and sent the message to participants that they did not belong, For instance, Silver was told that he was “less American” than a White person because he was Latino. These were experiences of feeling like their identity was aberrant, and communicated a message that they did not belong in the United States.
Racial Jokes. Though not typically included in definitions of microaggressions,
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