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microaggression

[mahy-kroh-uh-gresh-uh n] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ əˈgrɛʃ ən/
noun
1.
a subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other nondominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype: microaggressions such as "I don't see you as black.".
2.
the act of discriminating against a nondominant group by means of such comments or actions:
The diversity committee discussed the issue of microaggression toward women on campus.
Origin of microaggression
1970
1970; coined by psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce (born 1927); micro- + aggression
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