Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.
wish i could reblog this 5,000 times this is REALLY IMPORTANT
i’m an arab-american (father of palestinian and turkish descent) who experiences this every day. here are a few samples of things that i have been called almost every day that i leave my house, and 99% of the time that my ethnicity comes up in conversation:
- a “nice mix” (like a dog)
- a “terrorist”
- "part of the Taliban"
- "from the Barbados"
- "not as dark as your little sister/dad"
- "not very Arab-looking"
- "Indian" (usually followed up with "well, they’re almost the same")
- "Muhammad Jihad" (????)
- "Ganeesh" (mispronouncing Ganesha)
- "like the princess from the Aladdin movie"
- "Baba Ganoush"
- "Ali Baba"
- "suicide bomber"
…just to name a few. also, “So, like, what are you?” happens to me often as well. so yeah this is really fucking important and thank you for making this
|me when i am mildly inconvenienced:||thIS IS THE WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME|
|me when i am legitimately hurt/distressed:||no no it's fine i've had worse|