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I am curious if micro aggression,whether they are microassults, microinsults, or and micro invalidations, must inherently be oriented from a person within the major culture, towards a person in the minor culture? I am curious about this for two reasons. The first is that I am a M.S.W. student trying to understand this topic better. Second, I am a cis gendered, straight, white, man who has been told on multiple occasions that my opinion in discussions has no merit because of my "dominant" background. I understand that I have benefited from many unearned advantages in because of my inheritance. It, however, strikes me as odd that my perspective on issues of morality should have no value what soever, and I fail to understand then the distinction between what I am perceiving as microagressions towards me.
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