1 After viewing The Case of Wendy and reading the concepts presented in the Sue textbook on microaggressions, prepare a posting that addresses the following:
Review Lisa’s (the counselor’s) interactions with Wendy and her supervisor. Identify at least two interactions that could be considered microaggressions.
Now imagine you are Lisa; how would you approach Wendy’s concerns about working in a system dominated by mainstream values and ideals?
Discuss your experiences with respect to a time when you experienced a microaggression related to your skin color, gender, or social class, or a time when you have caught yourself as the aggressor with a person of color, a woman, or a person of a lower social class. How did you handle it at the time? How would you handle it now if a microaggression occurs in a counseling relationship?
2. Prepare a posting that describes your understanding of the concept of privilege using the Monahan (2014) reading and Dr. Flora’s interview as points of reflection.
How can the concept of White Privilege be expanded to include gender privilege, class privilege, or heterosexual privilege?
Provide an example from your own experience of how a person may experience privilege based on one aspect of their identity and oppression based on another.
After listening to the interview with Dr. Flora, do you think the term privilege also applies to the region where someone lives, or the language or dialect he or she speaks? Explain why or why not.