Oh, sorry we kept you waiting so long. From your surname on the form, we thought...– Bank employee, after waiting for hours in line to my white mother-in-law with the West African surname of her husband. In England. (via microaggressions)
Coworker: Her daughter is some 13 year-old dykey chick.
Me: How exactly was she "dykey"?
Coworker: She wasn't wearing any makeup.
Me: She's thirteen!
Coworker: So? I didn't even know what to talk to her about.
19 year-old coworker in the workplace.
Wow, your daughter’s hair is beautiful. Is it all hers?– White stranger to my Black mother at a Bloomingdale’s when I was 4 years old. I was confused, and I had no idea why this angered my mother so much. (via microaggressions)