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5 months ago

The R Word

I am native young woman of brown skin tone. And this morning my white friends tried to explain racism to me as if I don't understand. So I informed them of their white privilege and they got all defensive and upset at me. I kept saying that they hadn't experienced the level of racism I have but they said that people were racist to them all the time. I asked them to give examples but it was just casual bias that we all experience not racism. They have never been followed through a shop as if they might steal something, they've never been told that they don't deserve to live and there isnt a hate group dedicated to the eradication of their kind. They have not experienced racism, they are extremely privileged