Microaggression is a term used for brief and commonplace daily verbal or behavioural indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups.
The behaviours are usually subtle, and more times than not they're a by-product of someone's thought process coming to light - where the person may not even realise or intend to harm. However, that does not negate the affect it has on the receiver.
More often than not, people of colour are at the receiving end of racial microaggressions. This guide - created by your Equality and Diversity Executive, Diya Rattanpal - highlights some examples of microaggressions and explains more about what we can be doing to help. Click here to see our full racial microaggressions guide.