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Microaggression: “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.”
Where did i say shes spoken English for a year?
She's extremely articulate and her English is better than most Americans with only a hint of accent after spending only 6 months in the UK and another few in the US. If someone says something along the lines of "your English is so good" or "you are so articulate" it makes her entire god damned day
Now, go back and re read the OP. It is clearly not aimed at Americans/native English speakers. So, when viewed in that manner and contrary to your unnecessary keyboard vomit, I can hardly think of a more relevant example. Can you or are you a member of the "need to be offended" bandwagon?
Here are a couple of examples of what these people consider "microaggressions":
"I think the best person should get the job."
"Where are you really from?"
"You speak great English."
"You are so articulate."
Alien in own land: When Asian Americans and Latino Americans are assumed to be foreign-born
Also, just to head it off before anything else is said, your thinly veiled allusion was not lost on me. What you're implying there isn't a micro aggression. It's a bigoted and plain old racist.... Well, flat out aggressive act. At the absolute best, a passive aggressive remark with at the very least a subconscious-level intent to offend.