Someone posts this secret at fandomsecrets:
Most commenters call out the stupid...
Then one Anon starts to rant:
I get you, OP. I get you. No matter what a white person does (or doesn't do), as Racefail points out, white people cannot be sensitive or non-racist or okay. Like you, I ask myself sometimes: what's the point in trying? It's not that you're racist; it's just that whatever you do (or don't do), you feel you'll be perceived as one by somebody somewhere, I bet. I know I feel that way.
Last night on South Park they showed the "Nigger Guy" episode, and at the end Kyle finally goes up to Token and says "I don't get it" and Token is happy at last. Now, this is white people's perception of black people and that's probably one of the first places that the Racefail Police would pounce on this argument, but yeah. I *don't* get it and you *can't* get it 100% and in the end, I think, a lot of people just want you to crawl off and feel like shit because it's impossible *to* get it. And you know, there are people from ALL races who want others to feel that way.
Maybe that's the only way it's possible for some people to pretend they are okay and not racist-- by making other people look and/or feel worse than THEY do inside.
I'm also reminded of an old Bloom County cartoon with a bunch of people on a park bench screaming about "Those gays offend my manhood!" "Well those scantily clad girls offend my womanhood!" "Ya know what offends me? Sex on TV!" and at last someone realizes "OH MY GOD, LIFE IS OFFENSIVE!" and they all run off screaming in horror.
Yeah, life is offensive, and we all act insensitively or offensively to one another sometimes. It doesn't have to mean we're racist or sexist or ageist or whatever; we just DON'T GET IT because we AREN'T THAT OTHER PERSON, and the people on the other end need to take an honest effort to try to be sensitive and work in good faith to improve communication, rather than attacking or martyring or fingerpointing at how bad everyone else is.
As Jesus is supposed to have said,
LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.
And furthermore, for those who think it's impossible for a minority to be prejudiced or racist by definition and that behavior identical to "white racist" behavior is okay for black people or other minorities-- and I'm talking about gender minorities, or appearance minorities like fat people, or ANY OTHER type of minority showing prejudiced, intolerant behavior toward another because of a generalization..... well, that is one hell of a fallacy, and unfortunately, my experience has shown that reasoning with, appealing to, or arguing with people who can't see that doesn't do one damn bit of good.
But that's a whole 'nother rant.
Chin up, be as good as you can to people, learn how to be better as life lets you-- and if it they want to condemn you and try to make you feel bad for trying to be good and learn, it's THEIR damn problem, not yours. No matter WHAT color they are.
Its not long before someone brings up.... REVERSE RACISM *facepalm*
wank_reportbrings all the boys to the yard.
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