Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact / Edition 1

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A landmark volume exploring covert bias, prejudice, and discrimination with hopeful solutions for their eventual dissolution

Exploring the psychological dynamics of unconscious and unintentional expressions of bias and prejudice toward socially devalued groups, Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact takes an unflinching look at the numerous manifestations of these subtle biases. It thoroughly deals with the harm engendered by everyday prejudice and discrimination, as well as the concept of microaggressions beyond that of race and expressions of racism.

Edited by a nationally renowned expert in the field of multicultural counseling and ethnic and minority issues, this book features contributions by notable experts presenting original research and scholarly works on a broad spectrum of groups in our society who have traditionally been marginalized and disempowered.

The definitive source on this topic, Microaggressions and Marginality features:

  • In-depth chapters on microaggressions towards racial/ethnic, international/cultural, gender, LGBT, religious, social, and disabled groups
  • Chapters on racial/ethnic microaggressions devoted to specific populations including African Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, indigenous populations, and biracial/multiracial people
  • A look at what society must do if it is to reduce prejudice and discrimination directed at these groups
  • Discussion of the common dynamics of covert and unintentional biases
  • Coping strategies enabling targets to survive such onslaughts

Timely and thought-provoking, Microaggressions and Marginality is essential reading for any professional dealing with diversity at any level, offering guidance for facing and opposing microaggressions in today's society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470491393
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 580,326
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

DERALD WING SUE, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and he also holds a joint appointment with the School of Social Work. Coauthor of the bestselling Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Fifth Edition, he is one of the most cited multicultural scholars in the United States.

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Table of Contents


About the Editor


1 Microaggressions, Marginality, and Oppression: An Introduction Derald Wing Sue Sue, Derald Wing 3


2 Black Undergraduates Experiences with Perceived Racial Microaggressions in Predominately White Colleges and Universites Lauren M. Appio Appio, Lauren M. 25

3 Microaggressions and the Life Experience of Latina/o Americans Rebecca Rangel Rangel, Rebecca 59

4 Racial Microaggressions Directed at Asian Americans: Modern Forms of Prejudice and Discrimination Annie I. Lin Lin, Annie I. 85

5 The Context of Racial Microaggressions Against Indigenous Peoples: Same Old Racism or Something New? Chantea D. Williams Williams, Chantea D. 105

6 Multiracial Microaggressions: Exposing Monoracism in Everyday Life and Clinical Practice Kevin L. Nadal Nadal, Kevin L. 123

7 Microaggressions and the Pipeline for Scholars of Color Bushra Aryan Aryan, Bushra 145


International/Cultural, Sexual Orientation and Transgender, Disability, Class, and Religious

8 Microaggressions Experienced by International Students Attending U.S. Institutions of Higher Education Rachel H. Kim Kim, Rachel H. 171

9 The Manifestation of Gender Microaggressions Alexa Weinberg Weinberg, Alexa 193

10 Sexual Orientation and Transgender Microaggressions: Implications for Mental Health and Counseling Melissa J. H. Corpus Corpus, Melissa J. H. 217

11 Microaggressive Experiences of People with Disabilities Corinne E. Galgay Galgay, Corinne E. 241

12 Class Dismissed: Making the Case for the Study of Classist Microaggressions Rebecca M. Redington Redington, Rebecca M. 269

13 Religious Microaggressions in the United States: Mental Health Implications for Religious Minority Groups Oliver B. Lyons Lyons, Oliver B. 287


14 Microaggression Research: Methodological Review and Recommendations Chantea D. Williams Williams, Chantea D. 313

About the Contributors 337

Author Index 343

Subject Index 355

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012


    Chapter Nine
    When we reach the dining hall, I sit at a table. Plates piled high with food are everywhere. I take an empty plate from a stack nearby and get one piece of bacon and some scrambled eggs. I find a fork and sit down, feeling like lead is being pumped into my veins. I poke the eggs with my fork and stare blankly at them.
    "Terrin?" A voice says. Kato slides into the seat next to me. "You okay?" He asks.
    "Yeah..." I mumble.
    "What's wrong?"
    "Nothing." I rest my head on my hand, my elbow pressed into the wooden tabletop.
    "Something's obviously up. What is it?" He presses.
    "Nothing!" I snarl.
    "You saved my life. I'm just trying to help." Kato says, raising his hands in surrender.
    I relent. "Sorry. I'm fine."
    "Okay. Whatever. So, what'd you think of the horseback?"
    "It was okay, I guess."
    "You looked like you were having the time of your life. 'Okay' can't equal 'the time of your life.'"
    "Maybe it wasn't the time of my life." I counter.
    "I think you're just in a bad mood about something, but you won't tell me what." He answers, frowning at me.
    I slam my fist on the table and leap to my feet. "I'm fine, okay!? It's none of your business how I feel! You seemed happier with those other girls!" I shout. With that, I spin around on my heel and storm out.
    As I stalk to my room the hurt and shocked green eyes burn in my mind.
    # # #
    I sit on a windowsill in the girls' dorm, looking out past the wheat and on to snowy gray mountains, grassy hillsides dotted with trees.
    Regret builds up inside me. I shouldn't have yelled at Kato. He just wanted to help me.
    'He pushed too hard.' I think to myself.
    I here the door creak open, and spin around. A large, muscular man with a close-shaven military haircut stands in the doorway. He's wearing jeans, a gray T-shirt, and a military vest over his shirt. He has on work boots and an AK-47 strapped to his back. A pistol is in his hand.
    "Um, can I... help you?" I ask nervously.
    "Military procedure. An important operation. You were chosen. Follow me immediately. You will be given a proper uniform and gun soon." He says.
    I stand uncertainly and follow the man out the door, through winding halls, and finally, into a grassy expanse. Another man waits. He's completely dressed in a camoflauge uniform with work boots and a camoflauge helmet with goggles—an American military uniform, from the twenty-first century—a long time ago.
    "Hello." The waiting man says to me, extending a hand. "I'm Sargent O'Raem. You and a few others have been chosen to join the fighting early. He dismisses the other man and leads me over to a strange-looking hovership.
    "What's that?" I ask.
    "A helicopter. A commonly used war vehicle long ago." Explains Sargent O'Raem. "Hop in. Your gear is inside."
    I obey, climbing in and finding a black backpack with dogtags hanging off. I read them, finding my name.
    I pull out my uniform and duck behind a stack of boxes to change. My uniform consists of military-camo pants and a tannish T-shirt. I leave on my sneakers. I walk out and sit down. A few others board the helicopter—a red-haired boy, a dark-skinned girl, a boy with deeply tanned skin and black hair, and a blond boy. They change one at a time behind the boxes into uniforms identical to mine. When we're all seated, Sargent O'Raem boards the ship. "No worries. We're flying to a bunker where you will meet your comrades. Then you'll be heading into war."
    Those are the worst words I've ever heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012


    Go Terrin!! I can't wait to find out what happens next!! By the way, I finished a couple chapters as well. Anyways, stay strong Terrin!!! ~ L&K

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