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Transnational Microaggressions

In this audio, a Black woman shares a story of how she experienced transnational microaggressions in her job. She describes how she was working a project with an individual who tried to paint her as the angry Black woman and get her kicked off the project. She ensured that she made records of the incidents and had evidence of these microaggressions so she could prove that these things were occurring. While she is often praised for her record-keeping skills she recognizes that if she wasn’t so meticulous she would get removed from projects.

It’s not the fact that these things are happening. It’s the fact that my tendency because I’m a data person because I see patterns I record… I have an instinct, hit record, document everything in the meeting.