OK, story time.
I am a Dutch WOC. My family have lived in the Netherlands for 3 generations. I speak Dutch fluently without foreign accent. I have been raised Dutch. I wear Western clothing. I am non-religious. I am light-skinned (in fact, I’m half white). I eat typically Dutch food. I have almost exclusively white friends.
And still I get racist shit thrown at me.
So if you’re a white person who thinks that racism would not exist if POC weren’t so damn stereotypical, if Asians didn’t have only Asian friends, if Black people would just stop eating chicken altogether, if Muslim women would just stop wearing the hijab, etc… You’re wrong.
White people will always find a reason to be racist against POC, and I’m the living proof of it.
So if you could just focus on collecting our own trash, rather than play respectability politics with us, we could get rid of this racism thing a lot fucking faster.