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Microaggressions, or incidents of everyday discrimination, are commonly thought to be race or gender related. However, this article discusses how lower income students can feel discriminated against as well. These incidents create mental anxiety and fatigue, thus making learning more difficult for the students. Additionally, students with lower socio-economic status are less likely to engage positively with instructors. Strategies such as social support and social belonging interventions are discussed as possible solutions.