You know what pisses me off? Racism.
Seriously. It’s fucking horrendous.
My skin tone has nothing to do with how smart, kind, brave, strong, active, rich, bigoted, poor, ignorant, weak, lazy, or racist I am.
The idea that white people are the only racist ones is racist, and it needs to stop.
I can’t count the number of times I heard “Asians are awesome” when I was in high school, or “Black people are better”. I heard so many people around me being very obnoxious about their ethnicity, and talking about how it made them better than me because I was white. And any time I tried to say “Hey, being white is cool, too! White skin looks great against dark colors”, for example, I would get so much hate for being a “white supremacist”.
People automatically assumed that, because I was talking about how great white people are, I was a white supremacist who thought white people were better than people of color.
Look at the statements below.
“Black people are awesome!”
How did that make you feel?
“White people are awesome!”
How about that one?
I would bet money that you thought the first one was fine, and the second one was racist.
Now, answer me this: what is the difference between those two statements? What makes one okay and not the other? Why can black people be awesome, but white people can’t?