What is respect? Respect is a feeling of admiration for someone or something, elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.
Respect is due regard for feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others.
To show respect for someone is to display regard as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements, to hold in esteem or to honor. It is also a way of treating or thinking about someone.
How do we show respect for others? We pay attention to, we listen, we are polite, we are kind.
When people are insulted or treated badly, they have not been treated with respect.
A microaggression is a subtle putdown, offensive comment or action directed at a member of a marginalized or stigmatized group, especially a person from an underrepresented group. While it is often unintentionally derogatory, a microaggression is offensive and can unconsciously reinforce stereotypes.
Acknowledgement of microaggressions reduces their power. Project Expect Respect is designed to do just that, by acting as a repository for events that demonstrate disrespect, either intentional or inadvertent, through direct slights, insults, or microaggressions. Sharing real life experiences in a safe and anonymous way will bring further education and bring greater understanding of how disrespectful, hurtful, and demeaning a microaggression can be to the receiver or target.
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