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How to Speak Up When You See or Hear Subtle Acts of Exclusion with Dr. Michael Baran

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How to Speak Up When You See or Hear Subtle Acts of Exclusion with Dr. Michael Baran

Microaggressions are ways that people unintentionally exclude and alienate others. Even though they may be unintentional, they inflict harm. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Michael Baran, social scientist, researcher and co-author of the new book, "Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions." Dr. Baran states that while overt racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination are relatively easy to spot, you cannot neglect the subtler everyday actions that normalize exclusion in our society.

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michael_baran_157926051.jpgDr. Michael Baran is a social scientist, senior partner and digital solutions lead at inQUEST Consulting. He draws on his own research in cultural anthropology and cognitive psychology to inform his current diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work–his speaking engagements, writings, consulting, leadership development, workshop facilitation, and digital products. He has taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan and worked as a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research. His new book, "Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify and Stop Microaggressions" (2020), offers a pathway to a more inclusive, respectful society.



About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: