Thanks for mho 👍
If you say sooo
Ahhh I’ve been told I talk and act white a lot didn’t know that was thing *sigh* my coworker who I righteously put in her place said I’m like the Kim k and legally blonde black edition with like bigger lips and super smart” she meant that as a compliment safe to say she’s scared of me now. People these days
Thats ridiculous 🤦♀️ I've always sounded to white for black people and to blck for white people. can't win either way
I’ve just gotten white for all 💆🏽♀️ nope you can’t
That talk and act white thing isn't a MICROaggression, it's just downright racist... You're supposed to take it as a compliment from white people and a putdown from blacks... What a pain in the ass... However, the bullshit that asking people (I'm New Orleans born and raised) where their "people" are from is an insult. I grew up hearing people ask that daily. It is about INCLUSION, not exclusion. Here if you ask it, you're trying to find out if you know someone in their family or are related to someone in their family... And if their family is from someplace far away, you can start a conversation about have they visited that place, I'd love to go there, what did you like or dislike about your heritage... all SORTS of topics that again lead to exchange, friendship, inclusion. Some people don't use it that way. I grew up in a culture that does. It's so beautiful to find out differences and similarities.
Yea I have more just didn’t want to make a long list but I hear you! It’s annoying!
No not really and I do my job well doesn’t mean I’m going to treated a certain way
Amen sister. The last job i had was that way too.
There’s no such thing as a micro aggression.
Oh it’s fake huh? That’s really all I need to see there’s no need to discuss if you think it’s fake lol
Yeah i think she is trying to make it seem like an ok thing when it isn't.
@COMMODOREII I think if it's obvious it's a MAJOR aggression akin to racism if not outright. That's MY point...
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Well we’re different my career field is advocating so if you’re treating me a certain way I imagine it comes across to clients as well and it’s unacceptable. You don’t need to go around and be doing anything. I’ve had many of my white coworkers like you assume I’m like them and with that their comments come off horrible. It’s between me walking away or making them feel like shit I take the high road for the most part.
My children are mixed race and would laugh at the idea of micro-aggressions. They’ve been raised to understand the absolute necessity of free speech and no one has a right not to be offended. I think the problem is any disparity between ethnic or racial groups is automatically put down to institutional racism. People don’t seem to understand the concept of burden of proof. And all these people working in the racism industry can’t bring themselves to say that we have made amazing strides in the west and racism was orders of magnitude more egregious 50 years ago, as they have to justify their jobs and so spread the intersectionality logical fallacy. My children are assumed to be black as they’re so dark skinned. In this part of U. K. population is majority white (80%). Yet my boys are thriving in school, are popular, polite, thoughtful. Maybe it’s because I’ve never sat them down and told them that they will not achieve their dreams because of racism. If they don’t achieve their dreams it’s because they didn’t work hard enough, didn’t have the natural aptitude or had unrealistic goals
@MrTeach You are idealistic, but don't be naive. Sometimes your children will not reach their goals because someone they encounter in the workplace or at school thinks they are inferior to other students or people. They won't get promoted or recognized because they don't look like or have the background of the majority of the people in your country. Be aware of this. It can happen and you should be there to support your kids. It happens in the US all the time and we have far fewer white folks than you do: only 60%. Racism is alive and well. It goes underground, but it exists.
Thank you! @screenwriter
That’s always good!!
Yes people should decent adults but it’s such a hard concept to grasp for many I see
yeah we live in times of great confusion... in times where people after 5 minutes of google believe they are experts on a topic and in times where nobody knows anymore how to actuallly find valid information and know what's real or not and what's bullshit or not. desparate times. but i think we will slowly learn how to cope with it.
Bringing up privilege not going there ☺️
Huh? Don’t you feel like there bigger things to worry about than whatever’s a micro aggression is
Sorry but in my career it matters to the point of if it got out of control you will lose your license.
Give me and example of the micro aggressions you face and I will tell why it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life
Not the point it matters more so because if that’s how you talk to me that’s how you come across to clients doing them a disservice.
You don’t get to undermine my feelings either I usually walk away unless you say something that deserves a reaction because now I’m judging your work ethic.
Lol you lost me, I need an example to understand where you coming from
I had some examples minor ones said below look at those then
Lol can’t be bothered unfortunately
I know.Most other jobs we would get fired for that shit.But my coworkers are hella Conservative
Oh I bet lol
LolYou're not black, are you?
What do you think I am? Lol
Indian or Trini
Oh boy Neither
I identify as black. I have Caribbean and Italian in my family but I don’t really claim it
I knew you were mixed.
How? I’m not mixed... I’m like 2% Italian everything else is black. Caribbean isn’t mixed
Could be mixed You didn't say you were 2%Your features look Indian to me.Do you know which island in the Caribbean?
Yea my father is part Italian and nope not Indian whatsoever. Barbados and Jamaica
LOL.That's funny cuz those two islands DO NOT like eachother!There ARE Indians on Barbados though. I believe you but you have very Indian features. Lol
I know! I don’t truly claim any of it so doesn’t matter to me but mmmm I guess lol I get different things all the time very weird.
A little different...