Researchers in University of Washington’s Department of Communication are looking for people who are black, Latino or multiracial to participate in a study looking at the impacts of microaggressions on health.
Participants must 18 or over, and have experienced a microaggression in the past six months.
The hour-long time commitment includes two surveys and a blood sample.
“The research attendant will prick your finger to get droplets of blood for testing,” said the online post. Those who choose to participate will be compensated $10.
People interested in taking part or learning more can contact Joe Whitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A microaggression is an unconscious or unintended slight against a person that insults or takes aim at the person’s race, ethnicity, gender, immigration status or sexual orientation. A microaggression can take multiple forms, including “jokes” or comments that make assumptions about a person.
In a video for DIG Magazine, multimedia editor Justin Covington said that anyone can commit a microaggression, which is a product of systemic and institutional racism.
“And sometimes the perpetrator may think they’re being innocent, while they are actually being ignorant,” he said.
“They’re a symptom of a bigger problem,” he said in the video.