Challenges students of color face when responding to microaggressions within a school setting

Students of color face a wide variety of racially motivated microaggressions in school settings that cause severe learning and development obstacles and potential psychological and physical harm. The impact of Racial Battle Fatigue has both psychological and behavioral ramifications that can debilitate student learning, and racial microaggressions cause stress, which may result in weakened immune systems and sickness (Solorzano, Ceja, & Yosso, 2000 as cited in Meeks, 2010). This research aims to expose the truly detrimental impact of racial microaggression on minorities and expose this behavior as an obstacle to the advancement of people of color.

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