Microaggressions are a Part of Carnegie Mellon’s Annual MLK Jr. Writing Contest

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Microaggressions and triggering words! Fear for your lives! *sarcasm*

Carnegie Mellon University is accepting submissions for its annual MLK writing contest whose past winners have written everything from poetry on microaggressions to full length essays about biased language.

The contest, which has been held every year since 1999, has just opened up submissions for the 2017 prize. Some of last year’s winners include:

2016’s third place prize in high school poetry went to Irina Bucur for her entry, “Microaggression,” a meterless poem consisting of a numbered list of twelve microaggressions