Addressing Racial Microaggressions in Our Schools An Online Course

“This course will contribute to both my teacher practice and my graduate studies”

Wayne B.

What You’ll Learn:

Define Racial Microaggressions
Interpret the hidden messages racial microaggressions communicate
Understand how racial microaggressions can marginalize students of color
Identify three types racial microaggressions
Discover how racial microaggressions occur in the everyday lives of student of color


Fluent/advanced level of English required

Online Course Description

Teachers, consider the possibility that you may unconsciously commit racial microaggressions in the classroom? In an academic setting, racial microaggressions are brief and subtle insults (verbal, nonverbal, and/or visual) directed toward students of color, often automatically or unconsciously. Racial microaggressions in the classroom continue to be a challenge across the country. Unfortunately, teachers are generally not prepared to recognize racial microaggressions when they occur, or to understand their implications.

This course is valuable to all educators who want to learn about racial microaggressions and understand its negative psychological impact on the academic success of students of color. There is significant research documenting the negative impact of racial microaggressions on the psychological wellbeing and academic functioning of students of color. The documented information on racial microaggressions in this course was obtained from research studies, surveys, interviews, focus groups, case studies and testimonials of students of color from across America.

Both students and faculty play a role and have a responsibility in creating safe and inclusive classroom environments. This course is helpful to those educators who would like to recognize, address and prevent racial microaggressions in the classroom.

Contents and Overview

At the end of this online course, you will learn:

  • Three types of racial microaggressions?
  • The harmful hidden messages racial microaggressions communicate to students of color?
  • The negative psychological effects racial microaggressions have on students of color?
  • In addition, you will learn: 1) how your unconscious biases play a major role in how you process your assumptions; and 2) how those assumptions affect how you interact with students of color and, ultimately, communicate racial microaggressions.

What’s in the Online Course?

This course contains lectures, content, resources and videos about marginalized groups’ experiences with and responses to racial microaggressions in the classroom. This online course includes:

  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion

Who Should Attend?

Educators from all private and public institutions interested in recognizing addressing and preventing racial microaggressions.

Who this course is for:

Educators who appreciate the importance of creating an academic environment that is free of all impediments of learning including racial microaggressions will benefit from this course. It is designed to help all educators understand how their unconscious biases can play a major role in their assumptions about students of color, how those assumptions affect their interactions with students of color and how to eliminate or, at least, minimize the impact of racial microaggression in the classroom.

Empower Yourself…Learn About Racial Microaggressions