Have you experienced microaggression? Here's how to handle it

Eusebius McKaiser engaged callers on microaggression and how they deal with it.

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons basedsolely upon their marginalized group membership.

In many cases, these hidden messages may invalidate the group identity or experiential reality of target persons, demean them on a personal or group level, communicate they are lesser human beings, suggest they do not belong with the majority group, threaten and intimidate, or relegate them to inferior status and treatment.

While microaggressions are generally discussed from the perspective of race and racism, any marginalized group in our society may become targets: people of colour, women, LGBT persons, those with disabilities, religious minorities, and so on.

Microaggression is a serious issue because it comes with a psychological clap that you are effectively giving the person you are asking a certain question or saying something to them.

Eusebius McKasier, Show host

Ask some uncomfortable questions. because a lot of microaggressions are perpetrated with subconscious motivation, questioning someone can really force someone to examine their motives.

Eusebius McKasier, Show host

Reinforce those good intentions are not the point.

Eusebius McKasier, Show host

Listeners shared their experiences of microaggression and how they deal with it...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Tips on how manage workplace conflict

[LISTEN] Tips on how manage workplace conflict

Business and executive coach Dawn Klatzko says it is not good to avoid conflicts at work but suggests a delayed response.

'Inequality Trends Report fails to analyse wealth and how it is transferred'

'Inequality Trends Report fails to analyse wealth and how it is transferred'

Pundits on the Eusebius McKaiser Show shine the spotlight on the Inequality Trends Report.

'No one wakes up and decides to treat a family corpse with a lack of dignity'

'No one wakes up and decides to treat a family corpse with a lack of dignity'

Eusebius McKaiser and callers discuss the incident where a family had to take a corpse to Old Mutual to get a funeral benefit.

'These aren't new investments, it's repackaging for PR purposes,' says Gqubule

'These aren't new investments, it's repackaging for PR purposes,' says Gqubule

Pundits on the Eusebius McKaiser Show shine the spotlight on recent investment conferences.

Caller asks Eusebius: Why can't we give new Eskom CEO the benefit of the doubt?

Caller asks Eusebius: Why can't we give new Eskom CEO the benefit of the doubt?

Listeners on the open line debate whether Andre de Ruyter is the right candidate to fix the state-owned enterprise.

'There is no science to prove that positive thinking works'

'There is no science to prove that positive thinking works'

Clinical psychologist Jeanie Cavé explains how the subconscious works and the curse of positive thinking.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Viral schoolkid who cried at Bok tour attends awards with the Kolisis

[WATCH] Viral schoolkid who cried at Bok tour attends awards with the Kolisis

He was caught on camera earlier this month, bawling his eyes out when he saw the Bok squad at the start of their victory tour.

Demolition of Bank of Lisbon building in Jhb CBD to take place on Sunday

Demolition of Bank of Lisbon building in Jhb CBD to take place on Sunday

EWN reporter Mia Lindeque gives an update on the demolition plans, which include viewing of the implosion.

[VIDEO] Family take dead family member to Old Mutual after no funeral pay-out

[VIDEO] Family take dead family member to Old Mutual after no funeral pay-out

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Pravin Gordhan is part of SAA mess, he is not a saint'

'Pravin Gordhan is part of SAA mess, he is not a saint'

Wits School of Economics and Business Science senior lecture Lumkile Mondi says the South African Airways crisis is self-created.

3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

Devin Shutte (Head of Investments at The Robert Group) shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

[WATCH] SABC reporter heading for danger during looting goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

How to buy your first share (even if you only have R50, or less)

Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

13 tips for saving hundreds (nay, thousands!) of rands each month

The economy is toast. Personal finance expert Warren Ingram shares 13 highly effective tips for making ends meet.