We came across a wonderful project detailing everyday occurrences of microaggressions on Buzzfeed. What is microaggression? It is a term that was coined to describe the seemingly commonplace, passing comments or observations that can be derogatory, hurtful or insulting towards people of color. This striking photography project from photographer Kiyun, gathers people from various backgrounds and depicts the microagressions that they have encountered in life. The questions and comments are shocking, and unfortunately very common. You can find out more about the project here, and take a look at the awesome Tumblr, Microaggressions for more examples.
Can you relate to these questions and comments? The main point of this project is not to point out the ignorance of others, but rather to learn from these experiences and demonstrate how a seemingly subtle question or comment can actually do more harm than originally thought. Below are a few more photos from the project:
Please share your thoughts?