Microintervention Strategies


What You Can Do to Disarm and Dismantle Individual and Systemic Racism and Bias

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<p><b>Learn how you can help combat micro and macroaggressions against socially devalued groups with this authoritative new resource</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Microintervention Strategies: What You Can Do to Disarm and Dismantle Indivdiual and Systemic Racism and Bias</i>, delivers&nbsp;a cutting-edge exploration and extension of the concept of&nbsp;microinterventions&nbsp;to combat micro and macroaggressions&nbsp;targeted at marginalized groups in our society. While racial bias is the primary example used throughout the book, the author&rsquo;s approach is applicable to virtually all forms of bias and discrimination, including&nbsp;that directed at those with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, and others.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The book calls out&nbsp;unfair and biased institutional policies and practices and presents strategies to help reduce&nbsp;the impact of sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and classism. It provides a new conceptual framework for distinguishing between the different categories of&nbsp;microinterventions, or individual anti-bias actions, and offers specific, concrete, and practical advice for taking a stand against micro and macroaggressions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Microintervention&nbsp;Strategies</i>&nbsp;delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to confront individual and institutional manifestations of oppression. Readers will also enjoy:&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />- A thorough introduction to the major conceptual distictions between micro and macroaggressions and an explanation of the manifestations, dynamics, and impact of bias on marginalized groups.&nbsp;<br /><br />- An exploration of the meaning and definition of micorinterventions, including a categorization into three types: microaffirmations, micorprotections, and microchallenges.&nbsp;<br /><br />- A review of literature that discusses the positive benefits that accrue to targets, allies, bystanders, and others when microinterventions take place.&nbsp;<br /><br />- A discussion of major barriers to acting against prejudice and discrimination.&nbsp;</p> <p>Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in psychology, education, social work, and political science,&nbsp;<i>Microintervention&nbsp;Strategies&nbsp;</i>will also earn a place in the libraries of&nbsp;psychologists, educators, parents, and teachers, who hope to do their part to combat microaggressions and other forms of&nbsp;bias and discrimination.&nbsp;</p>