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Regular exposure to ‘microaggressions’ can be WORSE than ‘overt acts of hate’, NHS chiefs told

Regular exposure to ‘microaggressions’ like being asked ‘where are you from?’ can be WORSE than ‘overt acts of hate’, NHS leaders are told in woke ‘leadership academy’ lecture

  • NHS bosses were told microaggressions can be worse than ‘overt acts of hate’ 
  • Microagressions are statements perceived as unintentional discrimination
  • Health chiefs could take the woke lecture through the NHS Leadership Academy 
  • Activist Nova Reid said Brits were prejudiced as the UK ‘legalised oppression’ 

NHS bosses have been told microaggressions can be more damaging than ‘overt acts of hate’.

Microagressions are statements that are perceived as indirect or unintentional discrimination, often of a racial nature.

Health chiefs were able to take a woke lecture on the NHS Leadership Academy website by an activist who said Brits are bound to be prejudiced because the UK ‘legalised oppression’, The Times reported.

British campaigner Nova Reid said microaggressions include asking ‘where are you from?’, ‘your hair’s like a sponge, can I touch it?’ and ‘are your family cleaners?’.

Hertfordshire author and former actress said statements such as these can cause PTSD.

British campaigner Nova Reid (pictured) said microaggressions include asking ‘where are you from?’, ‘your hair’s like a sponge, can I touch it?’ and ‘are your family cleaners?’

In the lecture (pictured) the Hertfordshire author and former actress said microaggressions can cause PTSD

In the lecture (pictured) the Hertfordshire author and former actress said microaggressions can cause PTSD

She added: ‘Growing up in leafy Hertfordshire in the ’80s in England, I stood out like a sore thumb.

‘I have a vivid memory of being about seven years old, walking to primary school. I noticed a young girl on the other side of the road with her mother.

‘She pointed at me, and she said, ‘Mummy, Mummy, why is that girl the same colour as poo-poo?’

‘To my parents’ devastation, it was from that moment I became obsessed with washing.’

‘It wasn’t men in white vans shouting monkey chants at me that impacted me the most. It was that moment.’

In her 2019 TedxTalk, Ms Reid quoted research that said: ‘Regular exposure to racial microaggressions can cause more harm than overt acts of hate.’ 

Health chiefs were able to take a woke lecture on the NHS Leadership Academy website (pictured) by Ms Reid, who said Brits are bound to be prejudiced because the UK 'legalised oppression'

Health chiefs were able to take a woke lecture on the NHS Leadership Academy website (pictured) by Ms Reid, who said Brits are bound to be prejudiced because the UK ‘legalised oppression’

NHS chiefs were told they could enroll for free in Ms Reid's 15-minute talk that 'asks us if we are living in space-age times with stone-age minds' and 'asks us to do three simple things to create social justice' (File image)

NHS chiefs were told they could enroll for free in Ms Reid’s 15-minute talk that ‘asks us if we are living in space-age times with stone-age minds’ and ‘asks us to do three simple things to create social justice’ (File image)

NHS chiefs were told they could enroll for free in Ms Reid’s 15-minute talk that ‘asks us if we are living in space-age times with stone-age minds’ and ‘asks us to do three simple things to create social justice’.

The NHS Leadership Academy said its ‘aim [was] to help everyone in the NHS discover their full leadership potential and achieve the highest standards in health and care’.

A spokesman for NHS England said: ‘This is not an NHS video and these online courses are not part of any required training.’

MailOnline has contacted Ms Reid for comment.

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