February 13, 2010

It's the small stuff - racial microaggressions

Notes on racial microaggression

"Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life"

On New Orleans--It's Just Me:

Post responding to "Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life"
Aside from the issue of how white people feel they can give authoritative answers regarding the existence of discrimination, a minority who alleges discrimination has to bear the burden of proof to be believed, yet frustrated white people are often let off the hook with maybe an anecdote and data that's usually more perception ("Mexicans are moving in all around here") than fact ("Three Latino families moved into 3 houses in a1000-home subdivision - and 2 of those 3 families are actually the American born descendants of mid-century Puerto Rican immigrants").

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