Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people.
And now you know where I got my rage from!
You know pisses me off more than anything though? I know better. I shouldn’t have even gotten upset with that idiot. I knew from his first comment that there was no way he was going to hear anything I said. Still, my dream a little dream mind kept wanting to believe that if I just explained it a little more, a bit more detail and all the reasons why…he would get it.
I know better though.
I did it even though I knew better.
This is the most irritating part about the expectation that I, as a POC, am required to calmly explain the realities of a racist situation. Why should I if that person won’t shut the fuck up and actually listen to what is being said. I have statistics and loads of studies to back me up and yet that person keep saying stupid shit to me like “are you sure?” YES! I’m fucking sure. And I’ve tried from all types of angles to get you to see what’s in front of you and you feel victimized because I’m getting frustrated?! Fuck!!!!!!!!!!
Ya’ll see this, right? This is the fucking norm for us.
…and how fucking great is that gif?