Mosquito Bites: The Sting of Micro-inequities

Arin N. Reeves
September 2009

In recent years, as workplaces have intensified their focus on diversity and political correctness has become a language of its own, Rowe’s theory of micro-inequalities has gained considerable interest. Workplaces are beginning to realize that their focus on shark bites – overt racial discrimination, explicit sexual harassment, etc. – has overshadowed the greater collective pain caused by the multitude of mosquito bites.

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