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Why a sushi slip-up could be a 'microaggression'

Jan 14, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

SHEFFIELD University is rolling out training for students on "micro-aggressions" such as asking Japanese students about sushi and confusing banana with plantain.

The Russell Group institution said that it wanted students to challenge "subtle but offensive comments" directed at their black, Asian and minority ethnic peers.

The university pointed to examples of micro-aggressions that were highlighted by the student union campaign, such as asking, "Why are you frying a banana?" when it ...