Thanks for your article. As a white male, I’m about as far removed from being the object of racism and bigotry as one can get. But, I don’t think that fact completely disqualifies me from having an opinion, so here it goes…
As a microaggression, you include “You’re so articulate… (And this surprises me because Black people are generally not as intelligent as Whites).”
I typically compliment people whose writing I admire. However, I hesitated in your case because I was concerned you’d take it as an insult.
My gut reaction is that something is wrong here. I don’t think it makes sense that the colour of my skin causes a simple compliment to become offensive.
But, perhaps I’m misunderstanding something. I’d love to hear your thoughts!