As a black woman I have experience a lot of bias and microaggressions in my life time. I think that I experience it the most at work from white woman. It is hard to try and correct someone at work when you have to keep your job and you are in constant fear of losing your job because you corrected someone of a different color that was wrong in how they treated you. So, history has taught black people to just smile and walk away. Even if you were to report microaggression it was often times put aside as a mistake or accident or the white peron didn't know that it was not appropriate. And there would not be consequences for that person. Now there is a unspoken negativity in the workplace that cannot be addressed. For example:
1. Being told that you are angry, when you are just passionate about something. (being told to calm down) But if your white co-worker shows the same passion and maybe they are showing some anger, they are just perceived as passionate about it.
2. Micro managing your work, but not doing the same for others on the team that are not black.
3. Coming to work with braids and white co-worker asking to touch your hair. Black people don't ask to touch white people's hair.
The list goes on and on but those are just a few.
but these are things that people need to work on with in themselves, we all need to check our biases and microaggressions.