Looking at a woman’s ring finger.
Saying, “There is only one race, the human race.”
Believing “the most qualified person should get the job.”
And, of all horrors, being forced to check either “male” or “female” on ordinary forms.
All behaviors that are just unacceptable, according to a posting on the Academic Affairs page of the University of California’s website for its Santa Cruz branch.
It’s on “Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages they Send.”
For example, asking someone who is Asian American or Latino American for help in their native language tells them, “You are not a true American.”
The “human race” comment denies “the significance of a person of color’s racial/ethnic experience and history.”
If a white man or woman “clutches his/her purse or checks