Show of hands if you are a Person of Color and you have ever felt hurt or offended by something racist your white friends said, but were too afraid to say anything, so you let it slide.
Because calling people out is fucking hard, ESPECIALLY since it’s consistently backfired on me because they almost always derail the conversation. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard “You’re being too sensitive” and “It sounds like you’re looking for something to be offended by.” EXCUSE ME? NO. IF YOU ARE A WHITE PERSON HAVE NO FUCKING RIGHT TO TELL ME WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT BE OFFENDED BY. YOU ARE LITERALLY SPEAKING FROM AND FOR A POINT OF VIEW THAT IS NOT YOUR OWN. Seriously, some people’s white privilege is blinding. Like, oh, really, you think you know enough about people of color to have a monopoly on how they should feel about systems of oppression and microaggressions that are thriving and still directly affecting PoC today? Fall back, and SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A RACIST~