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macro- +‎ aggression


macroaggression (countable and uncountable, plural macroaggressions)

  1. (sociology) Large-scale or overt aggression toward those of a certain race, culture, gender, etc.; contrasted with microaggression.
    • 2015 January 5, Charles M. Blow, “Privilege of ‘Arrest Without Incident’”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      People of color, particularly African-American men, have been caught up in a twister of macroaggressions and micro ones. No amount of ignoring can alleviate it; no amount of achieving can ameliorate it.
    • 2015 December 8, James Poniewozik, “How ‘South Park’ Perfectly Captures Our Era of Outrage”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      They meet microaggression with macroaggression, bullying kids and adults who, say, refer to the transgender reality star Caitlyn Jenner as anything less than “stunning and brave.”
    • 2018 May 11, Peter Bradshaw, “The Image Book review – Godard's eyeball-frazzling video essay bewilders and delights”, in The Guardian[3]:
      These are juxtaposed with brutal news footage and Isis YouTube propaganda. Here are the alienations and macroaggressions of the contemporary world.