Description

The goal of this research project is to analyze how microaggressions manifest themselves among Latinx residents in the United States and how they interact with different notions of Latinidad. Microaggressions are the brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual-orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group (Sue). They are a mounting issue in society because they perpetuate inequality in a variety of environments. Racial microaggressions as pertain to the Latinx community in the United States have been studied, and this investigation will draw from a variety of other works in order to provide a more comprehensive interpretation of the racial microaggressions experienced by the Latinx community in the U.S. This research will also analyze the complexity of Latinidad in relation to microaggressions. The notion of Latinidad encompasses different concepts of what it means to be a Latinx person as well as a wide range of values and attributes present in Latinx communities. Finally, this project also seeks to explore different mechanisms and tactics for resistance against microaggressions in different settings of daily life and beyond.

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Microaggressions in Relation to Latinidad and Latinx Identities

The goal of this research project is to analyze how microaggressions manifest themselves among Latinx residents in the United States and how they interact with different notions of Latinidad. Microaggressions are the brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual-orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group (Sue). They are a mounting issue in society because they perpetuate inequality in a variety of environments. Racial microaggressions as pertain to the Latinx community in the United States have been studied, and this investigation will draw from a variety of other works in order to provide a more comprehensive interpretation of the racial microaggressions experienced by the Latinx community in the U.S. This research will also analyze the complexity of Latinidad in relation to microaggressions. The notion of Latinidad encompasses different concepts of what it means to be a Latinx person as well as a wide range of values and attributes present in Latinx communities. Finally, this project also seeks to explore different mechanisms and tactics for resistance against microaggressions in different settings of daily life and beyond.

 

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