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Research also indicates that sexism and heterosexism have not decreased, but instead have become more ambiguous and nebulous, making them more difficult to identify and acknowledge (Hylton, 2005; Morrison & Morrison, 2002; Swim & Cohen, 1997). While hate crimes and racial, gender, and sexual-orientation harassment continue to be committed by overt racists, sexists, and heterosexists/homophobes, the greatest harm to persons of color, women, and homosexuals does not come from these conscious perpetrators.

While the brokerage firm interviewer might on a conscious level believe that the company would offer the job to the most qualified applicant, his microaggressive behaviors reflect strong unconscious gender biases. Thus, he can in good conscience offer the position to a man and at the same time maintain his innocence or the belief that he chose a candidate without bias. Few employers realize that the high unemployment rates, and the “glass ceiling” encountered by women and employees of color, are reflected in the many microaggressions delivered by well-intentioned coworkers and upper managers (Sue, Lin, & Rivera, 2009).

Kathleen felt very uncomfortable with the response. She left the interview knowing she would not be offered the position. What do these incidents have in common? In both case vignettes, racial and gender microaggressions were being unconsciously delivered—in the classroom by a well-intentioned professor, in the subway station by a fellow commuter, and in the job interview by a vice president. The term “racial microaggressions” was first coined by Chester Pierce in the 1970s to refer to the everyday subtle and often automatic “put-downs” and insults directed toward Black Americans (Pierce, Carew, Pierce-Gonzalez, & Willis, 1978).

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