Racial microaggressions and the Filipino American experience: Recommendations for counseling and development
Racial microaggressions are subtle forms of verbal and behavioral discrimination towards people of color. The current qualitative study explores the experiences of Filipino American participants (N = 12) who describe thirteen categories of microaggressions including: being treated as an alien in one's own land or as a second-class citizen; being presumed to have inferior status or intellect; being assumed to uphold Filipino stereotypes; or being mistaken for another identity. Recommendations for counseling and development are discussed.
Keywords: microaggressions, Filipino Americans, discrimination, racism, Asian Americans