Acts of racism, sexism, ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, and other forms of harassment occur every day, whether or not we are aware of them. Working together to challenge bias and respond to bullying behavior is a crucial step toward creating the safe campus community that we all deserve. Having the skills to Stand UP! to acts of bias and intolerance are essential to being an effective active bystander. We'll show you what you can do.
Microagressions are a common form of bias and bullying. Microaggressions have harmful effects even if the speaker does not intend harm. For example, "You seem really intelligent for someone your age." The videos below demonstrate how small comments can make a large impact on individuals.
What is a microaggression?
How we can all make a difference
Responding to everyday acts of bias and bullying is challenging. These acts can happen when you're with your family, siblings, relatives, and friends. Acts of bias and bullying can also happen when you're interacting at a social event, talking to an employee at a store, and engaging in dialogue at work. Bias and bullying can also be an internal conflict. The article below gives insight about handling these situations, individuals, and conflicts in your life.