What Are Microaggressions?
Microaggressions are brief, commonplace interactions with marginalized groups that convey a sense of hostility or disrespect toward that group. They may be small, but they can be upsetting, and they add up over time to have a cumulative negative effect on a person's mental health. Microaggressions are different for different groups, so it's difficult to make blanket statements about them; this is why an overview of all angles of this issue is so important. An age-appropriate and comprehensive look at this complex topic is presented to readers through relatable examples, full-color photographs, intriguing fact boxes, and eye-catching graphic organizers.