Snowflakes 101: University of Arizona distributes 20-page booklet on how to deal with microaggressions – recommending the offended say ‘OUCH’ and the offender ‘OOPS’
The University of Arizona has released a booklet on handling microaggressions
The booklet describes one approach as the ‘oops/ouch’ method
Microaggressions are’everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults’ based off an individual’s minority status
18 March 2017
In an attempt to create a more respectful campus environment, the University of Arizona has released a booklet on handling microaggressions.
The 20-page packet discusses a number of guidelines for inside and outside the classroom for teachers and students to follow.
One section titled ‘Oops/Ouch’ discusses one possible method to use in identifying and reacting to microaggressions in a classroom.
The guideline reads: ‘If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can say ‘ouch.’
‘In acknowledgement, the student who made the hurtful comment says ‘oops.’ If necessary, there can be further dialogue about this exchange.’