To me, this is the biggest, yet most covert slight I experience in dealing with White people. Non- white people doing business in any way shape, form or fashion with White people, (public or private), run the risk of experiencing some sort of racism. From poor/no customer service, to being overcharged for the same services White customers receive, to being flat-out lied to by White people, and treating my kids differently in school than their privileged White classmates, I have experienced it all. I think this should be discussed more. White people have a whole host of tools and inconspicuous actions they use to show their contempt for Black people, but because it’s covert and coded, they can’t be proven therefore they can happily say with a straight face they aren’t racist.

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