People face microaggressions daily, and it can be exhausting dealing with them all the time or having to constantly re-explain yourself. It's got to be even more exhausting when you keep dealing with the same ones over and over again. The least people can do if they're going to fling microaggressions around would be to keep it unique and throw in a few you haven't heard.
Business founder, venture capitalist, and investor Arlan Hamilton has spent years devoted to improving the positions of women, POC and LGBT business leaders by helping to secure investments and funding to support their projects. Translation: She's ballin' and she's ballin' hard for her community.
But even she deals with the microaggressions so often she was inspired to half-jokingly Tweet about cutting an album full of them.
Her followers chimed in with their own track suggestions, and it got LIT, fam:
May I suggest “No I’m not your waiter” and “Yes, I live in this neighborhood” as tracks on this album?— kamilah taylor ⚡️ (@kamilah) February 4, 2018
You thinking about adding "Yes this is my car, no I didn't steal it" to the album?— SergeantDaynes (@SergeantDaynes) February 4, 2018
And the remix to, "I'm an investor, not 'his' secretary, thanks."— Bärí A. Williams (@BariAWilliams) January 29, 2018
Remix: I’m a professor here. I’m not with the maintenance crew.— Dr. Rashawn Ray (@SociologistRay) February 4, 2018
Lady, I’m going to teach. I don’t want your purse.
My White male Teaching Assistant isn’t the Professor. I am.
We should do a few collabs featuring me on the tracks, “Random Selection”, “Random Selection, Again”, “Random Selection Greatest Hits 2001-2018” and my favorite, “Yeah I live here, I’m not delivering food” 😂— mir (@mirmanwar) January 29, 2018
I’ll contribute to the B-side on the flip side:— doria roberts (@doriaroberts) February 5, 2018
Customer: Can I speak to the manager, please?
Me: Would you like to speak to the owner?
Customer: Yes, even better!
Me: Okay. How may I help you? 😏
People were absolutely feelin' it:
The album is straight FIRE! We're sure some of you could contribute, so sound off.