The quickest way to piss me off is to bring up race/racism when you have know way of knowing if it has anything to do with the issue at hand. Racism is a huge issue, and when you throw that word around every time you feel like a person of color is being mistreated it begins to lose its weight, and people aren’t willing to listen when there really is an example of it.
And while we’re on the topic of things that piss me off, I hate it when people speculate about how “if such and such happened to a white person, or when something happened to a white person it was handled completely differently by the police force or the media.”
Like that photo set of the red-headed little mixed girl who got physically assaulted at school somebody felt the need to comment “I can pretty much guarantee that if this happened to a little white girl, the media would be all over it, and charges would have been pressed immediately.” Shut the fuck up, I can guarantee that if this happened to a white child at the same school you have absolutely no way of knowing if it would of been handled any differently so why bring it up at all. What’s important is that a young child came home from school with serious bruising and evidently nothing was done about it. That’s enough you don’t need to add anything to it.
Racism is a serious issue. Discrimination is a serious issue. Please stop throwing those words around just because you think it will make your argument stronger.
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(Source: ianamarcia, via camz-cabello)