A study claimed there is empirical evidence (i.e. data) to support the claim that microaggressions can be linked to racism in white students. Here’s what The College Fix found:
A new study claims that “microaggressions” are empirically linked to racism in white students, and that minority students are “not just not being too sensitive” when they react negatively to innocuous comments.
The study, titled “A preliminary report on the relationship between microaggressions against black people and racism among white college students,” was carried out by six professors from several universities. The lead author is Jonathan Kanter, a research associate professor at the University of Washington.
The study seeks to “explore the association between the likelihood of delivering microaggressions and racial prejudice.”