If everyone around you is telling you it’s not a big deal
I just kind of wanted to highlight that we live in a system where, as a Black man, if you go to any authority figure, you already know that there's a good chance you might not be taken seriously. And then oftentimes, when you get there, you don't get taken seriously. So the only people that you feel might take you seriously is your own community. But, when your own community still doesn't take you seriously, then it goes back to what the participants have said before me, where you start to not take yourself seriously. If everyone around you is telling you that it's not a big deal and that it shouldn’t be anything, then you either have the confidence to say that, I'm right and everyone else is wrong, or you end up just accepting that abuse, which will probably lead to repeated behaviour.