This pack is a resource to help you talk about microaggressions and learn how to respond to them. Particularly, we hope to give parents and grandparents the tools to help their children when they face microaggressions and understand the importance of responding to racism.
This pack provides: examples of microaggressions, an explanation of why they can be hurtful, suggestions on how to respond, and discussion questions.
This pack can be used when someone you know experiences a microaggression, or any time. We can confront racism by responding when it happens, but it is also important to discuss it in our everyday lives. We encourage you to read these cards with a loved one and discuss if you have experienced microaggressions similar to the cards. Then, use our list of discussion questions to talk about the experience further. When we discuss what has happened to us, we can better understand how experiencing racism may have affected us.
The cards are divided by where you may face certain microaggressions. The 4 categories are In Public, At Work, At School, and In Your Personal Life. Additionally, there is one section that has all the discussion questions that you can use to talk about racism and microaggressions with your family.