Have you ever Microinvalidated anyone? Tell Us About It (Conspiracy / Strange)

by Pinky, North Yorkshire, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 01:57 (177 days ago)


Microinvalidations are characterized by communications
that exclude, negate, or nullify the psychological thoughts,
feelings, or experiential reality of a person of color. When
Asian Americans (born and raised in the United States) are
complimented for speaking good English or are repeatedly
asked where they were born, the effect is to negate their
U.S. American heritage and to convey that they are perpetual
foreigners. When Blacks are told that “I don’t see
color” or “We are all human beings,” the effect is to negate
their experiences as racial/cultural beings (Helms, 1992).

What is microinvalidation?

If you’ve never heard of the term before, “microinvalidation” is a hyponym of microaggression, the normalized behavior that demonstrates hostility and negative stereotypes of marginalized racial groups. Coined by Dr. Derald W. Sue, a psychology professor at Columbia University, microinvalidation communicates that the racism and offensive remarks catapulted towards people of color is unjustified due to a supposed "race-free" world.



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