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Microaggressions: How intent and impact don’t always go together.

I’ve recently started including the topic of microaggressions in my academic development workshops, and here is one reflection on the topic (including the super helpful sandals&boots-analogy by Presley Pizzo). I initially wrote this for a newsletter to all teachers at my faculty, but then I also wrote a second – much more hands-on-“three-things-to-do” – version, which was ultimately the one that was deemed more fitting for the target audience. But I still like this one, so here I’m giving you both. So without further ado:

“That’s not what I said, and it’s definitely not what I meant, and do you really think someone like me would do such a thing?”

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