Some old white man called my mom a wet back at the gas station right now and I freaked out and cussed him out and I started to cry. My mom was just trying to get out. I want to believe that not all white people are all the same , but this is the second racist slur I have gotten this month towards my family. I am proud to be Mexican and I am trying to not be ignorant like them. How do I not let this get to me?
When it comes to racism, I like to operate on racist until proven otherwise. Which is virtually impossible society has groomed white people to believe they’re superior, both subliminally and overtly. So even if the intent isn’t there, effect usually is.
My advice to you is, it’ll get to you but channel the energy to either cuss them out right there or getting thicker skin to be able to walk away. Also, periodic self care, which means time spent away from white people and those who choose to uphold white supremacy.