MicroReport allows students to anonymously report microaggressions they've experienced on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Users can also view the reports submitted by other anonymous users on a map, and also in list form. In addition, information is provided in the app related to the definition of a microaggression and also a list of resources available. Microaggressions are subtle slights and indignities based on an identity like race, gender, or sexual orientation. This app provides a way for individuals to better cope with and understand microaggressions.
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Dr. Christy Byrd and a research team at UCSC are using MicroReport to study microaggressions on campus. We are looking for UCSC undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the study for 1-3 quarters. If you are interested in participating click here
What is a microaggression?
A microaggression is a subtle verbal or nonverbal slight directed toward a person because of their group identity. Though microaggressions are generally not intended to be harmful, they are a form of discrimination that can have negative effects on the health and well-being of minority group members. Here are some examples:
- All lives matter
- Where are you really from? (to an Asian American person)
- You speak English so well! (to a native English speaker)
- Can I touch your hair?
Where can I get more information?
Contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Christy Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org
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