Research this phrase and think about how it applies to microaggressions and their effects on our health and mental well-being.

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Discussion Forum #3: Microaggressions – Discussion Group 1
Microaggression events refer to everyday derogations, slights, and invalidations that are often delivered to people of minority or marginalized backgrounds.
Examples are complimenting a racial minority college student as surprisingly intelligent or well-spoken (“you speak really good English for an Asian”), or referring to negative events, behaviors, or traits as “that’s so gay.”
For more information on this topic, please read the article “Microaggressions: What They Are, And How They Are Associated With Adjustment OutcomesLinks to an external site.” published on APA Journals Article Spotlight and watch this short video.
Microaggressions in Everyday Life video on youtube

Part 1
Please respond to the following prompt questions and make sure that you have written at least 10-12 sentences total in this section of the assignment and have included information from at least 1 article you found and read on this topic. When summarizing statements from the article, DO NOT copy and paste any statement from the article without proper citations to avoid any plagiarism related issues. Paraphrase the information (use your own words), rather than heavily relying on quotations to reflect your understanding of the material. Include the link for the article at the end of your post for others to easily access it. Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable reference for this assignment.
1. Alvin Poussaint refers to the cumulative impact of experiencing microaggressions as “death by a thousand nicks.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Research this phrase and think about how it applies to microaggressions and their effects on our health and mental well-being. Explain your answer.
2. When people discuss microaggressions, a common response is that they are “innocent acts” and that the person who experiences them should “let go of the incident” and “not make a big deal out of it.” Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Explain your reasoning with examples.

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