Surprisingly, a review of the research shows a dramatic lack of sound scientific research supporting the theory. Much of the data is qualitative and based on limited surveys or focus groups. Yet, our school district has rapidly moved to adopt this framework despite the lack of proper longitudinal studies with randomized samples and control groups.
We don't know if the micro aggression methodology works, reduces stereotyping bias or even if the outcome for the victim is better after using it. However, there is growing concern that it teaches a culture of victimhood, fragments society and limits free speech.
Is Micro aggression Theory a social justice fad and did PAUSD move too quickly to embrace it?