University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (Sue et al., 2007). As intersectional microaggression research remains understudied (Sterzing et al., 2017), the purpose of this project is to extend the platform by documenting the experiences that Queer Black males experience from microaggressions intraracially in their communities. Through qualitative research and an intersectional framework, I plan to examine the impacts, experiences, and coping methods that Queer Black men encounter from intersectional microaggressions, and additionally code how anti-Queer language is presented within Black vernacular language. Intersectional microaggression research is of high importance because prior research fails to take notice of the microaggressions that intersecting identity individuals encounter (Sterzing et. al., 2017). Although they might be invisible and subtle, microaggressions are truly damaging.
Microaggresions; Anti-Queer language; Queer Black men; Interracialized microagressions
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Fagan, C. D.,
Intraracialized, Anti-Queer Microaggressions Towards Queer Black Men Research Prospectus.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/mcnair_posters/85