“Do You Live Here?” Dealing With Microaggressions in an Ivory Tower

The view of Kendall Square in Cambrige, MA, ca 2018 from the perspective of the city of Boston.

I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts on the campus of one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Let’s just say it’s an institute of technology. I live in a high rise building that facilitates graduate students and their families. It is a literal tower. The building I live in the heart of Kendall Square, a booming neighborhood that is home to tech giants such as…