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Microaggressions on Campus: An Examination of Student Perceptions - Pages 92-99 
Kirsten L. Witherup and P.J. Verrecchia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2019.08.10

Published: 26 August 2019


Abstract: Creating and maintaining a positive school climate is paramount for student well-being. Microaggressions, or subtle forms of prejudice, in the classroom setting can present a barrier to cultivating such a climate and contribute to a host of negative consequences for impacted students. This study explores student perceptions of the prevalence and types of microaggressions at a private, liberal arts college in South-Central Pennsylvania. Data from student surveys will be examined to develop a better understanding of this topic and generate discussions about maintaining a positive and inclusive school climate that welcomes diversity.

Keywords: Microaggressions, School Climate, Campus Diversity, School Safety.

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