The Invisible Scars of Microaggressions

What unseen racism looks and feels like

Marley K.
Marley K.
Jun 14, 2020 · 8 min read
Escaped slave Gordon, also known as “Whipped Peter,” showing his scarred back at a medical examination, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1863. Image by Library of Congress.

White people may never know what it’s like to be Black, but I do. And as long as I have breath in my body I will talk about the impact of racism, white supremacy, and microaggressions on Black people. White people believe we are in the early phases of a race war here in America. For Black people and many People of Color, every day…