The sensitive mind is powerful
It champions empathy
It perfectly models sympathy
It offers grace
It accepts criticism and misspoken words
Ever so gracefully
The oversensitive mind is weak
It seeks to bury free speech
As deeply as a hidden treasure at sea
It weaponizes sympathy
To make another feel weak
It is absent of power
But instead abundant with malice
© Xavier Smith
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In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group”
Derald Wing Sue defines Microaggression as “ The brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, and sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group”
In today’s society we are all a part of, whether we like it or not; we are forever scrutinizing our dialogue and conversation, looking out for offensive and insulting content. Today, words don’t just insult, they also inflict verbal violence with long lasting psychological effects, causing unimaginable inner conflict and problems with forming healthy personal relationships.
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