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.
Anon is also not a valid gender, financial description or nutritional orientation.
There isn’t anything wrong with asking questions on Anon. However, sending a question/comment on anon that has some sort of qualifier, should be an automatic qualifier disregard.
You’re (Fill in race here) and you are totes okay with non-(Your supposed race) people saying that racial slur that goes against your race? Nope, you are anon and anon has no race. Sorry. Your comment is null and void.
Oh! You’re a woman and you don’t mind when men say….? Nope, you are anon. Anon has no gender. Your comment is null and void.
You see where I’m going here, right? The rash of accidental slip ups of people of one race claiming to be other and meaning to hit the anon button would almost be comical if it wasn’t so disturbingly telling of people’s thought process and lack of morality. This certainly isn’t exclusive to race. So far, I’ve personally seen this happen in gender discussions, a Trans* specific discussion, a discussion about poor people and even a discussion on Veganism.
If you receive an anon with a qualifier, proceed with caution. Especially, if the qualifier they claim, is their justification for something bigoted.