But, what are microaggressions?
A microaggression is a comment or gesture (whether made intentionally or not) that feeds into stereotypes or negative assumptions created around oppressed or marginalized groups of people.
It can also be defined as the everyday, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalized groups.
Originally applied to describe insults against Black Americans and women. Later became largely accepted as a way for people to talk about a wide range of issues related to discrimination, offense, and exclusion against any marginalized group.