Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Katrina Burch (Director), Reagan Brown, and Andrew Mienaltowski
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
Discrimination is still prevalent and pervasive in society, though there have been many attempts to mitigate its impact. Though often not as overt, “modern” discrimination is more subtle in nature, often slipping through as passable social interactions because of its ambiguity. However, the negative impact that ethnic and racial minorities experience because of this subtle discrimination cannot be ignored. In academia, as with many other workplaces, ethnic and racial minorities are impacted by subtle discrimination. During the Black Lives Matter movement that has surged in 2020 in the wake of social injustices against Black and Brown people, this issue has been brought to the forefront. Though academia is often held to a higher standard, discrimination still permeates throughout the institution. The present study investigated the incidences of subtle discrimination via workplace incivility and microaggressions experienced by ethnic and racial minorities in academia by utilizing Twitter as a data source and data-mining experiences through #BlackintheIvory that promote the sharing of said experiences. Specifically, I analyzed self-reported discriminatory (incivility and microaggressions) experiences reported through the use of #BlackintheIvory between the dates of June 7, 2020 – June 17, 2020. Frequencies of reported experiences, narrative descriptions, and analyses of intersectionalities are reported. Future research directions and practical implications are discussed.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Multicultural Psychology | Psychology | Social Psychology
Nguyen, Teresa San Hoang, "The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower: Examining Incivility and Microaggressions Against Ethnic Minorities in Academia" (2021). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3493.