so i was in a random groupchat and i introduced myself using my irl arab name and I was just there to chill right??
but this one asshole asks if im really arab by calling me a sand[n-word] and…then he just spends the rest of the chat calling me slurs, “towelhead” (which i still don’t even get like is that the best insult you can think of?? jfc), and making terrorist/allahu akbar jokes every time i spoke
the thing is im actually kinda used to this but also im proud of myself bc at most?? it was annoying and that made me realize I’ve grown a much thicker skin than i gave myself credit for. im proud of me
but on the other hand its still..kinda bothering me bc i never called him out for fear of seeming “too easily offended” or “triggered”
and i felt like had to abstain from saying anything about it bc i had to prove a muslim can just casually chill and have a normal conversation without making it political (bc our entire existence is a political issue apparently)
i just wish i’d said something instead of just taking it with the occasional sarcastic comment y'know