Freedom School 2010: Racial Microaggressions

Do we really know when we are engaging in racist behaviors? Many people assume they
understand racism and know how to recognize and avoid racist behaviors. However,
modern-day racism is more subtle and unconscious than we often understand–and we
good and well-intentioned individuals are often engaging in these subtle but harmful
behaviors of which we are completely unaware. Such behaviors can negatively affect our
friendships, our work relationships and our work with future mental health clientele,
students, business clients, or patients (depending on your career choice). These could
even lead to life-threatening choices we make for others. We invite you to come and
engage in an exploratory activity and discussion concerning these subtle behaviors
(microaggressions).