Microaggressions are often disguised as jokes, queries, or even compliments, but are in bad taste, ill-informed and harmful. To illustrate how microaggressions might be communicated through words or gestures, consider these following examples.
Please note these examples have been provided for the purpose of learning about microaggressions. They are not intended to reflect any actual persons, living or dead, and any resemblance to any actual persons or situations is purely coincidental. This is also a small selection of examples only; in reality there are a multitude of statements, questions, jokes and gestures that can be classified as microaggressions.