I experience microaggressions as subtle insults communicated by white people to nurture their insecurities and substantiate the falsity of my alleged inferiority. Few are self-destructive enough to be overtly racist – a price too steep to pay nowadays. Microaggressions are safer; easily conflated with seemingly reasonable things.
It makes me happy that I understand the meaning of discernment and have reached a point in my life where I exercise it with the responsibility it commands. In doing so, I assess situations for what they are, not what they should be, or I wish they were.
Fobs. They have become gatekeepers to enjoying and completing many of our everyday routines. They (de)activate our cars. (Un)lock our front doors. Demagnetize our offices entrances. They also act as miniature weapons of racial profiling via door clicking.
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The recipients of SNAP benefits are lazy and undeserving given their poor decision making and thus bleak circumstances. There is no benefit of the doubt given to individuals starting their lives from a tough spot and needing some assistance in getting to a better situation. The initial thought and reasoning are grounded in malevolence. The C-suite executives who willfully yet lawfully hire adept accountants and lawyers to exploit the very system that helped them ascend to their prestige are considered very smart, savvy, good guys protecting their hard-earned wealth, among other hypocritical praise.