This is what white people do, everyday in large and small ways to PoC. They antagonize and antagonize and antagonize you, it gives them a sense of false worth to feel better than. It’s their whole persona, being “better than”. “I may be poor, but at least I ain’t a nigger!” White people are fully aware of the microaggresions they dole out and how it bothers us so. It’s their last hill to die on. Problem is we can only take so much of the fucking emotional abuse before those emotions erupt.
And then they can point and claim “HAHA, see, just another aggressive, violent NIGGER! I knew it all along!” Ignoring the fact that our actions were the direct consequence of their antagonizations. They use these verbal abuses to chide us into physical altercations so that they can hide behind the “law”, and then we are the only ones who get in trouble. This is a tale as old as fucking time in this county. You can see this at any level of class, job, and age from little kids up to even becoming the fucking president of the United States.