The least covert part of racial microaggressions is microassault, targeting directly on people’s ethnic backgrounds with clear purposes (Houshmand, Spanierman, & Tafarodi, 2014). In Canadian universities, racial microassaults take forms likes exclusion, avoidance, ridicule, name calling and direct discrimination (Hernández, Carranza, & Almeida, 2010). Indicated by...
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...amples of international students in Canada. Although the suggestions might be helpful, the evidence using in this paper may contain bias. From the international students’ point of view, the effects of racial microaggressions in Canada are well discussed; however, there is not any evidence from the native-speaker side nor any statement of what do native speakers think about racial microaggressions. In this case, more multi-perspective research is needed. As discussed, racial microaggressions have three parts: microassault, microinsult and microinvalidation (Sue, Capodilupo, et al., 2007). And racial microaggression’s nature of random, accidental and unpredictable determines the difficulty of avoiding microaggressions. Future studies should focus on how microaggressions influence Canadian native speakers’ lives, as well as examining and comparing the harm to both sides.
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