Explaining things is hard. Everyone should just have a very open mind and willing to listen to them. From the outside, if you're not walking in someone elses shoes, its hard to understand what they're going through.
Like, I couldn't speak on behalf of a Transman or woman. I couldn't speak on behalf of a non-binary individual. I couldn't speak for a Muslim person or anyone from a differing ethnic background.
I can only speak as a black queer woman living in America. But I can understand the struggle that black people go through in various Latino communities and countries. But I couldn't speak for the hispanic community in America.
Its complicated. Everyone needs a voice. Since black people just seem to be louder, other communities feel like they're being ignored and thats not the case at all.
That's how life is, one big spiral of double standards, back stabbing and two faces. To the point its hard to tell what the point is anymore.
I don't know what you have been through. I don't know what injustice you might have faced, what discrimination and prejudice. But that doesn't mean I cannot learn and through shared knowledge work to make it better.
At the same time you don't know what I have been through and the pains I have suffered, while it may not be the same or to the highest degree as yours it also doesn't devalue it. The one thing we can be sure of is that everyone on earth has their own moment of pure emotional or physical agony.
I honestly didn't know race was a thing till my teens, when I accidentally said I was Puerto Rican and got looks. Before that I just knew Uniformity and saluting the flag when the trumpet plays. It wasn't until I got older I saw we rip eachother apart for every little thing.
Still as I was saying, its good to get an intelligent discussion on Race and such.
Before hand my race talks could be broken down to a few categories 1:Dad.:
Everyone on Earth is shit, including us, and everyone is going to die some day. Don't ever think your better than anyone because of your race, faith or bank account. And vice versa don't ever think anyone else is better than you for the same reasons.2:Mom
:Be nice to everyone and they will be nice to you.3:TV:
We can all work together and hold hands to make it right.4:Youtube/Internet:
*Incomprehensible Eldritch screaming with everyone calling everyone else some racial slur while also proclaiming their own race as the superior one*
Reminds me of a certain famous quote.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” 5:Tumblr:
All whites are racist, your all inherently racist from cradle to grave and should feel bad about it always even if you never did anything racist you microaggresionist slime!
We're talking about black people being harassed by cops just because they're black. We're talking about schools that ban black hairstyles because it's seen as a distraction. There are lots of things. But when I talk about racism - I'm talking about the government.
But some people to have excuses to use racial slurs because the "dictionary definition is different".
To be fair, I will agree that parts of the government are still racist *cough* Congress *cough* and police. But I don't think its every single level is racist. The guy punching out paperwork in a cubicle is not oppressing anyone. Its more the ones that wake up one morning and decide to enact ass backwards policies that should be looked at as racist.
Then those people are idiotic and full of shit
. Its like people using the word Fag and pretending it means something else when it is only ever used to mean an insult to homosexual men.