Defining Microaggressions: Part I, with Sara Taylor

What's The Difference?

02-03-2022 • 14 min

What You Will Learn:

  • What are microaggressions, and how they emerge as patterns
  • How microaggressions can become pile up and become traumatic for the receiver
  • Why an employee who has experienced microaggressions will often fight, fly, or freeze
  • Why stereotypical unconscious bias reinforces the advantages for dominant groups and reinforces the disadvantages for non-dominant groups
  • What should organizations do when their employees experience microaggressions

About Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.

Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.

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