On Tuesday, November 14, the Linguistic Club of the English Language and Literature Department organized a webinar on the topic of racial microagressions
On Tuesday, November 14, the Linguistic Club of the English Language and Literature Department organized a webinar on the topic of racial microagressions, presented by Zaria Raymond, a research assistant from Montclair State University (MSU) in New Jersey, USA.
In this hour-long webinar, participants had the chance to familiarize themselves with the concept of racial microagressions through theoretical definitions and practical examples, learning how language can be used to diminish or devalue other individuals based on their racial profile. The research, which is a replicated study that began at Columbia University, explored how African-American students at MSU dealt with cases of microagressions in their lives, and what effects they had on their psychological well-being. Following a brief presentation by Zaria Raymond, the students had to opportunity to ask their questions in the Q&A section.
This webinar is the second in a series that the Linguistic Club is organizing this semester. The next webinar is scheduled fro December 2017.