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Dispelling the myths

We are focussing on dispelling the myths and will help you to better understand some of the common phrases that you may have heard recently.

Microagressions

A microaggression is a subtle comment or action, directed at a marginalised group of people, that is unintentionally offensive or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype. It can be intentional or accidental. 

The impact of these microaggressions is that the people who experience them are often left feeling powerless and afraid to speak out. Long-term exposure to microaggressions has been associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety, possibly due to the impact that they have on self-esteem. 

Page updated: 24/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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