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“My parents worked for all their money. My family planned ahead for me to attend post secondary.”
“You’re so articulate!”
“My mom doesn’t let me wear hoop earrings because they make me look Mexican.”
Friend:: How cool is Chicago?
Me:: I love it! You should come visit me this summer!
Friend:: If I come will you be my ghetto pass?
I then tried very every avenue possible to explain why this was a microaggression (mind you he was very familiar with the term as we were in a graduate program that focused very heavily on race, racism, and microaggressions). He told me I was over reacting and that Eminem had said it so it was okay -__- He then said he's said it to other Black ppl. and they were okay with it -__-.
“I’m supposed to write my statement of diversity– but I’m not a minority, I wasn’t poor growing up, I’ve never been raped…”
“I feel like Spanish…is a poor people language. I’m more into Chinese.”
"You wanna come have lunch with us?"
"Sorry, I'm broke.'
"Just ask your mom for money!"
"She's broke too."
I've had this conversation more times than I can count.