In the Media

2019

three Black women linking arms

Creating Safe Spaces for Victims of Microaggressions

In the current environment, the press provides daily accounts of racial aggression and violence toward minority groups. While some minority groups experience racial discrimination more than others, according to a new article published by the National Communication Association journal, Communication Monographs, it is Black women who are most negatively affected by this type of behavior. UConn Assistant Professor Shardé M. Davis, Ph.D., explores supportive communication among Black women and calls on other scholars to “identify strategies that help Black women manage the ubiquity of microaggressions.”