How Grown-Ups Deal With 'Microaggressions'

It's a teachable moment, not a hanging offense.

Or just duel and be done with it.

Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg

Whenever I first heard the word "microaggression," sometime in the last five years, I'm sure I was unaware how big "micro" could get. The accusation of a microaggression was about to become a pervasive feature of the Internet, and particularly social media. An offense most of us didn't even know existed, suddenly we were all afraid of being accused of.

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