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Insults Real or Perceived: The Debate Over Microaggression

Even an unintended slight can sting: A stranger asks an Asian-American student, "No, where are you REALLY from?" A professor seems surprised when a black student aces an exam. A growing number of college students are chronicling and discussing these perceived insults on blogs and social media, under the heading of "microaggression." Kojo asks whether such slights are a hurtful form of prejudice or an unavoidable result of an increasingly diverse society.

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