imageedit_3_6021104309.png

Unheard Stories of

Casual Discrimination

Steven Nelson

Brother | Son | Educator

JC.jpg
...he's had enough attention for the day."

Years ago when I was working at the mall, I ran into a middle aged disabled White woman whom had her dog with her as her companion. She seemed nice so I began talking to her. I asked if her dog was friendly, which one should always do before petting a dog that you don't know. She told me he was, but has had enough attention for the day.


I thought that was odd, but I said ok and I went about my business heading into work.


Within a couple minutes, I saw the same woman be approached by two White males and they began to pet her dog, without her saying a thing. It quickly became clear to me that she did not want me to pet the dog because I was Black.


-Steven Nelson

Submit Your Own Story

If you've experienced similar microaggressions and have a related story you'd like to share, click the link; fill in the form and submit. We'll do our best to review, format and publish as soon as we can.

next up:

Beyond Words - Media Cover - YPMedia and

Beyond Words | United Way

FEATURED ON
1000 CUTS

RECENT STORIES ON 1000 CUTS:

© 2011 - 2020  YPG, LLC dba YP Media  |  500 MERCER STREET, SEATTLE, WA 98109