Microaggressions | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University
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Assessing psycho/social impact of long term exposure to microaggressions among graduate students.

For people of color in particular microaggressions are a fact of everyday life. Despite so, it is never easy to shrug off, the experience has been compared to a thousand paper cuts, each insult lingering and nagging.

What is the psychosocial impact of these experiences on those who encounter such indignities? Using a moral injury framework, often referred to as soul wounds, this framework has seldom been used outside the military experience, but may help to explain the longer term psycho/social impact on those who have endured sustained exposure to microaggressions.

Project Faculty

Larry Ortiz (PI)