We went around our schools and asked students to

  List micro-aggressions people have said to you

Here is what some students had to say...

“Namaste”

- Groton School 

 

“What version of Asian are you?”

- Deerfield Academy

 

"Are you sure you aren't mixed with SOMETHING? You're too light to be just black." 

- Milton Academy

"Is (--) really your name?" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

"you don't look jewish"

- Brooks School

 

“You don’t smell bad”

- NMH School

"You don't act black enough" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“I love trans women, I just could never date one.”

- Milton Academy

 

“ ‘You're so wheatish’ as a compliment”

- Groton School

"The n-word, just yesterday" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“You only got in here because they needed more diversity"

- Brooks School

 

"Honestly, your hair looks better straight."

- Milton Academy

 

“you're pretty for a black girl”

- Deerfield Academy

 

"Microaggressions? Classic liberal crap."

- Brooks School

"You're really good at soccer for a girl" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“Wearing bindis out of context.”

- Groton School

 

"i wish i were gay!! so many more options"

- Milton Academy

 

"Can I touch your hair?"

- NMH School

 

“Someone asked me ‘how are the coconuts in India?’, to which I replied ‘I don’t know, I’ve never been..’”

- Deerfield Academy

"Exotic" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“‘When are you going to go on your hajj?’ ‘I'm a Hindu.’”

- Groton School

 

“you're such a feminazi"

- Milton Academy

 

“Is your mom, like, a tiger mom?”

- NMH School

"You're too pretty to be smart" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“microagressions are not real” 

- Milton Academy

 

"Girls shouldn't lift"

- Brooks School

 

“Is bisexual really a thing?”

- Groton School

 

“I'm asian and people say, ‘but you can't complain; you're basically white.’”

- NMH School

" 'Don't steal my shit' because I'm black" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“I bet your name is Shaniqua.”

- Milton Academy

 

“Your English is very good”

- Deerfield Academy

 

"That's a little revealing"

- Brooks School

 

“Do you eat a lot of bananas?”

Milton Academy

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