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The microaggressions against the BIPOC community you might not even realize you're doing

We really should have more conversations to learn what is unacceptable, further preventing these experiences from persisting.

The microaggressions against the BIPOC community you might not even realize you're doing
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As a BIPOC—specifically a Black woman—it can sometimes be incredibly uncomfortable to be in spaces that are majority white due to microaggressions. A microaggression is "a subtle, often unintentional, form of prejudice."

What is most interesting about this definition is this keyword: unintentional. This indicates that these views of marginalized groups are sometimes done without awareness that it's distasteful.

For decades, many Black people have dealt with microaggressions throughout their lives. From experiences in school to life in the workplace and day to day life, these actions eventually could harm Black people emotionally and mentally as they view themselves in a less than favorable light.

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