Jargon Watch: microaggression

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Time magazine had an interesting article about older people in the work force. One part of the article struck me; that older people were likely to face microaggression from colleagues. This was categorised as:

“brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial slights and insults to the target person or group,”

Doesn’t sound that serious, until I read that it would

“affect older workers in the same way that they do members of racial minorities, eroding self-esteem,”

You can find out more:
The Costs of Age-related “Microaggressions” | AGEnda Blog
Oldest Boomers Are Increasingly Facing Discrimination in the Workplace | Time