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Is ‘Midwest Nice’ a Myth in the Face of Racism?

For many BIPOCs the passive-aggressiveness of ‘Midwest Nice’ and heartland values translate to microaggressions

“For many people of color living in the Midwest, the passive-aggressiveness of ‘Midwest Nice’ translates into microaggressions. As Andrea Plaid explains, ‘Microaggressions…allow for plausible deniability, which fits perfectly with the passive-aggressiveness that is ‘Minnesota Nice.’” It’s easier to deny a dirty look or a slur mumbled under the breath than a direct…

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