Why should race be your defining characteristic? Students of color in predominantly white schools often struggle with this question as they are burdened with various microaggressions. Microaggressions have a larger effect on minority students than we realize, but change will not occur unless we learn to take ACTION against microaggressions.
Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group. In this Talk Tiffany Alvoid, lays out how this behavior manifests itself, the role you play, and what you can do to avoid perpetuating its continued existence in society.
“The Look” uses historical references and contemporary stories to highlight the bias experienced by Black men in America. The film helps to build empathy, change perspectives, prompt personal introspection, and bring people together for conversation.
“The Talk” highlights the painful, but necessary conversations Black parents have with their children to help prepare them for prejudices they may face growing up in a society that judges them based on the color of their skin.