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Illustration: Microaggressions in the Classroom

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Microaggressions—subtle slights based on stereotypes about a person's race, gender, or socioeconomic status—can be obvious and hurtful to the person receiving them, but unintended and unnoticed by the person saying them. They can contribute to a classroom environment that disengages even high-performing students. The tags below show the potential microaggressions in a teacher's everyday comments.

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Reporting: Sarah D. Sparks | Illustration: Vanessa Solis
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