I'm genuinely curious to know what microaggressions you receive on a daily basis, @Mishelle.
This is a very interesting, and unfortunate website to read.
"Your name is so pretty, is it African for something?"
"Oh wow you speak so well!"
"You're not really Black, you're just technically Black"
"but you don't talk Black"
"are you mixed? What about your parents?"
"But your hair is curly and not nappy, you have to be mixed with something" *proceeds to get uncomfortable when I bring up massive slave rape in American history*
"how do you say 'ask'?"
"You're from Inglewood? Isn't it dangerous there?"
"what part of LA are you from? Compton?"
"Oh wow you like The Clash/rolling stones/(Insert generic rock band that everyone knows about)? I didn't expect you to like this kind of music"
"OH MY GOD YOU JUST HAVE TO TEACH ME HOW TO TWERK!!!"
*During discussion about Ferguson* *Everyone awkwardly stays silent waiting for the only Black person in the room to say something*
"can I touch your hair? How do you get it like that?" (It grows out of my head this way...)
*says nigga* "oh I'm sorry I hope i didn't offend you, is it ok if I say nigga" (they're gonna say nigga either way)
*person mispronounces my name* *I correct them* *They keep mispronouncing my name for the rest of the fucking semester*
And when racism meets sexism
"I've never been with a black girl before"
"are you mixed with something? You're so pretty!" (You can't just be black and pretty you have to be mixed)
"Do you like white guys?"
"I love Black girls because they have big titties and big asses and that's what I like"
Edited by Mishelle, 05 December 2015 - 07:40 AM.