After discussing racism as one of the issues that affect teachers with English as their additional language, we move to a lesser challenge, nevertheless, a challenge, i.e. micro-aggression. Micro-aggression is another problem that teachers with English as additional language face in daily life. Let us define what micro-aggression is. Haslam (2017), Professor of psychology at the University of Melbourne, describes micro-aggression as everyday insults, imparted intentionally or otherwise by words, acts or environments that communicate hostile and uncomplimentary messages to people from disadvantaged groups. Micro-aggressive acts may be brief, ambiguous and easily overlooked, but they have damaging effects on their targets. They come under three categories, namely Micro-insults, Micro-assaults and Micro-invalidations. Micro-insults are subtle snubs or portrayal of insensitivity. “Micro-assaults” are verbal or nonverbal expressions of disrespect or evasion. “Micro-invalidations” deny the experience of disadvantaged groups, Haslam (2017).
Having defined micro-aggression, as a secondary school teacher with English as my second language, I have personally been a victim in various occasions, mainly from the students. It is normal to be asked “where are you from”, which is a fair question but reason behind the questioning is the main thing. Most of the time the question come after a preceded discussion that students appear to pick up linguistic mistake. As experienced teacher, you
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In America, a culture of sustained racism and sexism influences foreign policymakers, which results in colonialism and imperialism, the desecration of nations, and militancy. The authors of the articles, Michael L. Krenn and Laura McEnaney, with differing skill sets, provide evidence of racial and gendered bias in foreign policy. In “The Adaptable Power of Racism,” Krenn expertly examines the history of racism within foreign policy; how racism adapted in the face of religious and scientific challenges, and the overall effects of racist foreign policies.1 McEnaney, in “Gender Analysis and Foreign Relations,” provides a lackluster account of the application of gender analysis to foreign policy, specifically in relation to the policies of the Cold War and Spanish-American War.2 The history of racism and sexism in America provide a blueprint for foreign policymakers, where racist militancy and sexist excuses override basic human rights.
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