microinequity

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microinequity

Any of the factors which frustrate equal opportunities for job promotions and career advancement, based on a person’s gender, race, age, weight or other "outsider" status. 

The term was coined by Mary Rowe of MIT for any small, everyday inequity through which individuals are often treated differently; multiple microinequities may accumulate to create more severe discrimination.
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There must be a willingness to challenge unintentional and intentional biases that promote microinequities and act as a barrier to the achievement of diversity.
Reducing microinequities would likely minimize the process of escalation that occurs when people routinely "get away with" minor types of incivility.
The kingdom has not yet come": Goping with microinequities within a Christian university.
Other terms used to describe subtle gender discriminatory events or their collective effects include chilly climate, microaggressions, microinequities, and selective incivility.
It wasn't until someone leaned over to him one day in a meeting and said, "I am so tired of her microinequities.
Yet researchers contend that the cumulative effects of these microinequities can have deleterious consequences for girls and women, including diminished self-esteem, lower scores on standardized tests, and lowered career aspirations.
Deborah Dagit, who is our Executive Director of Diversity & Work Life, has implemented several significant processes and programs in the organization; for example, she sponsored a program called Microinequities, where employees can learn about all the ways in which we communicate powerful nonverbal messages, and how to be conscious of the messages we send, receive, and observe that impact inclusion and teamwork.
As the following excerpts reflect, these negative tendencies can include stereotyping, differential organizational socialization, subtle bias, microinequities, and declining organizational communication effectiveness, and they can lead to employee perceptions of communicative and interpersonal inequity in the workplace:
Microinequities occur when stereotypes, not actual performance, constitute the basis for workplace treatment.
2007); microinequities (Benokraitis 1998); and selective incivility (Cortina in press).