'Eliminating Microaggressions: The Next Level of Inclusion' is an engaging and informative TED talk by Tiffany Alvoid. The speaker and attorney is a UCLA School of Law graduate with a concentration in Critical Race Theory and a leader in professional training specially designed to address microaggressions in the worksplace.
In the talk, Alvoid defines a microaggressions as "brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group."
In addition to defining microaggressions and raising awareness about their harmful effects, Tiffany Alvoid also breaks down why certain phrases can be offensive to marginalized groups, giving historical context and unique perspectives that aim to stop this behavior from manifesting. She also goes on to touch on the role each of us play in letting microaggressions go unaddressed and shares ways each individual can help to stop them, even if not directly impacted by them.