Responding and navigating racialized microaggressions in STEM

Andrea Marshall, Angela D. Pack, Sarah Afua Owusu, Rainbo Hultman, David Drake, Florentine U.N. Rutaganira, Maria Namwanje, Chantell S. Evans, Edgar Garza-Lopez, Samantha C. Lewis, Christina M. Termini, Salma AshShareef, Innes Hicsasmaz, Brittany Taylor, Melanie R. McReynolds, Haysetta Shuler, Antentor O. Hinton

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Abstract

While it is commonly thought that microaggressions are isolated incidents, microaggressions are ingrained throughout the academic research institution (Young, Anderson and Stewart 2015; Lee et al. 2020). Persons Excluded from science because of Ethnicity and Race (PEERs) frequently experience microaggressions from various academicians, including graduate students, postdocs and faculty (Asai 2020; Lee et al. 2020). Here, we elaborate on a rationale for concrete actions to cope with and diminish acts of microaggressions that may otherwise hinder the inclusion of PEERs. We encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) departments and leadership to affrm PEER scholar identities and promote allyship by infusing sensitivity, responsiveness and anti-bias awareness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberftab027
JournalPathogens and disease
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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