Yes I think it’s that, but I also think these subtle microaggressions are much harder to prove so its easy for the perpetrators to gaslight us when we call them out on it. You can find yourself in a situation where you’re made to look crazy, paranoid or “playing the race card” when something happens that to the untrained eye doesn’t appear to be about race. Even though you know that it is. It allows an onslaught of unfavourable treatment to be levelled at someone because of their race but leaving that person unable to call it out for what it is.

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