Jun is Asian American. After taking a particularly difficult math exam, Jun’s friend said to him, “I’m sure you did fine. Everybody knows Asians are good at math!” Jun tells

Jun is Asian American. After taking a particularly difficult math exam, Jun’s friend said to him, “I’m sure you did fine. Everybody knows Asians are good at math!” Jun tells his friend that this is a stereotype, although he is sure his friend meant no harm. Jun’s friend immediately apologizes, explaining that he wasn’t intending to be offensive. From this scenario, what can you conclude about the statement made by Jun’s friend?
A) The statement was not a microaggression because it was not intended to cause harm.
B) This was not a microaggression because it is based on a positive stereotype.
C) The statement was a microaggression, even though it was not intended to cause harm.
D) This was not a microaggression because Jun was not hurt by his friend’s statement.

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