Not believing Black people’s stories and struggles: “are you sure they meant it that way?” “it’s not always about race” aka gaslighting the fuck out of them. This is especially harmful because gaslighting that comes from other marginalized groups is EVEN MORE gaslighty.
As annoyed as I am with Molly on “Insecure,” this scene played out on last Sunday’s episode with Andrew’s cousin. HBO show or not, I’ve seen this entirely too many times in real life, with my Thai landlord who told me the “n-word is just words. I’m yellow. It’s no big deal.” She then moved the neighbor who yelled “nigger bitch” at me directly across from me on the third floor. I was livid.