Subtle discrimination can be worse than overt discrimination

But more importantly, the results show that across every job and individual outcome, the effects of subtle discrimination were at least as bad as, if not worse than, overt discrimination.

I now define a microaggression as: A microaggression is a clear sign to a marginalised person that they do not belong in that environment.

This is the report “Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination”.

The reason for this is that subtle discrimination and bias aren’t taken seriously and over time they can accumulate.

Here are other examples of subtle discrimination.

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought increasing attention to disparities in how police officers treat Black and White Americans. Now, research published by the American Psychological Association finds that disparity may exist even in subtle differences in officers’ tone of voice when they address Black and White drivers during routine traffic stops.

I loathed being passed over for promotions only to be told “You need to pay your dues,” while watching Ned’s nephew Ken be hired right out of college for a high-paying position for which they had no prior experience. Black people in corporate America can recite an endless litany of obstacles intended to bar them from moving “up the corporate ladder,” and the often high-price many pay to do so.

It takes many forms. From explicit attempts to assert biological explanations for racial inequities to the subtle methodological techniques that conceal, withhold or obscure data on racist policing practices. The effect is the same – upholding racist institutions and practices.

Both outright and subtle discrimination is hurting LGBTQ+ workers, and even driving them out of their jobs. But the landscape could be shifting.

Microaggressions are indirect, subtle, or unintentional acts of discrimination against members of a marginalized group. Disabled peeps, what are some examples?

Although blatant expressions of sexism in the American workforce appear on the decline, many researchers note that discrimination is not disappearing but is instead becoming more subtle and ambiguous.