Microaggressions happen when you are ignored

Why is it that microaggressions happen when you are ignored – isn’t that over the top? No, it isn’t. In reality, the standard response I expect when I call things out, especially in Australia around lack of cultural diversity, is to be ignored. To me, that is also a microaggression as I defined here.
It has happened to me twice in two days, both on Twitter. One of them was from the organisation I currently work for, the other was not directly related to my work. This is normal. Just remember the words from Nicholas Klein (and not Mahatma Ghandi):
First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.
— Nicholas Klein 1914
The world and its systems are setup to stop change. Being ignored is pretty common and shouldn’t dishearten you. Keep going. Keep going.