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why it matters:Racial Microaggressions

Racial microaggressions are often constant, continuous, and cumulative for their targets. Even if they're statements that are intended as positive (e.g. "You speak such good English!"), they can have a negative impact when piled on top of other microaggressions. And studies reveal that racial microaggressions have powerful detrimental consequences to people of color. They have been found to affect the mental and physical health of recipients, create a hostile work or campus environment, lower work productivity and problem solving abilities, and be partially responsible for creating systemic inequities.

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