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What Was That? Researchers Explore Below-the-Radar Racism

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Microaggressions can be more damaging than overt racism, says Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and education at Columbia University's Teachers College. (Courtesy of D.W. Sue)

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Now that blatant displays of racism are condemned and even outlawed, some psychologists are exploring the more subtle expressions of prejudice they call microaggression. Researchers say the daily repetition of such incidents can have corrosive, and sometimes deadly, consequences.