So my friend has started college this past week and has been telling me about some problems he has with his roommate. Well his roommate is what people on this website would call a person of color, and both my friend and I are identified as Caucasian. Mind you my friend is about the most non-threatening person you will meet, and also keeps to himself and likes to be alone, so he’s not one to make much of a scene, even in private. So when I hear about this guy constantly complaining about “white people” and getting mad and telling my friend that it is apparently his fault that his ancestors were slaves, I get a little annoyed and protective. And then I remember that racism is such a big problem this day and age, not only because of the past, but because some, and I do say some, people of color and social justice bloggers, have decided that it is perfectly okay to be racists towards white people. I thankfully live in a rural area and I have never actually met someone that has treated me in such a way, but these horror stories make me terrified to go live in a city where there is large mix of ethnicities. And what’s worse is that these individuals are making the whole group look terrible, AND think it’s okay to judge us on our skin color. And what makes it even funnier is that I could be part Latino and black, and I just happen to look white. Or some other odd mix, but these people are doing exactly what they are accusing me of doing or my friend for that matter and calling us racist and saying that it is all our fault. I’m not saying that white people have never been racist, cause there will always be someone of some ethnicity that is racist. I’m just saying that, I have never really been racists. In fact I feel like I should go out of my way to make people of color feel welcome in the rural and white dominated area I live in. And I think it’s terrible that my friend who has similar views as me, could be this judged and persecuted by SOMEONE HE HAS TO LIVE WITH. It musts makes me so damn mad. Like I really hope someone reads this and realizes that it isn’t right, if they do this sort of stuff. And I REALLY hope his roommate reads this and knows that he is a terrible person for treating ANYONE like this. It isn’t right, and you are being exactly what you are accusing him of.
Sorry I took up so much of your dashboard, but I needed this rant.