The Micropedia of Microaggressions
Microaggressions are the, often unintentional, everyday thoughts, comments, and interactions that happen due to unconscious bias, causing harm to those on the receiving end. Everyone is capable of bias and psychologists suggest we’ve all most likely been on the giving or receiving end of microaggressions.
The Micropedia of Microaggressions is a comprehensive tool to learn about the different microaggressions people experience and unlearn the behaviours that cause them to create more inclusive workplaces, schools and social interactions. A user submission component will let anyone contribute new entries in the hopes that the resource can become a robust, go-to tool for individuals and organizations.
The research and content was co-created with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), the Canadian Congress on Diversity and Workplace Equity, Pride at Work Canada, and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, in consultations with individuals who have experienced microaggressions. The idea for the Micropedia came from Toronto-based agency Zulu Alpha Kilo who designed and developed the online tool.