Point. Blank. AND THE Period.
“Yes yes, we know this already.” “Why do people talk about racism all the time?” “Why do people bring this up all the time.” “Why does everything have to be about race?”
BECAUSE. RACISM. STILL. EXISTS.
If you don’t believe that racism is still a huge problem. Check out some of the tweets and posts from random trolls and “thugs” on the internet talking about Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry. I refuse to post it because I don’t want that negativity on my page. I won’t do it.
“But that’s only one idiot, that’s not everybody.”
DON’T. GIVE. THESE. RACIST. BASTARDS. A. PASS.
If you do, that means you are probably susceptible to letting your friends say racist shit around you and you won’t check them. If you don’t consider yourself racist, and this happens around you and you don’t have any nerve to correct that person or at least feel offended by them, you’re just as bad. This is why the racist attitudes continue, because of people who will let any comment slide with no repercussions.
WE HAVE TO LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT HERE FOR THIS SHIT.
I refuse to live in a world (in year 20 fricken 17 at that!) where I’m thought of being lesser and unfit to marry someone with a royal background just because of the color of my skin. Lets add to the fact that Meghan Markle is a beautiful, successful, mixed woman of color and still gets this type of treatment! It only makes this whole thing WORSE! But it doesn’t stop there. People of color are always given the short end of the stick. We have to play a certain “role” or “reinvent ourselves” to be deemed equivalent.
Edit: I had a whole five paragraphs explaining the fact of how people of color have to be damn near superhuman in order to be considered equivalent, but I can’t get too deep into that, as I want to stick with the whole Royal Engagement race bullshit thing today.
To be deemed not fit, just because of something about yourself that you have ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OVER is entirely utter BULLSHIT and I cannot believe that people are still hanging onto this thought that there is this one “chosen” race. Also, you want to bring up her history but you have no life of your own? You’re fucking dumb and honestly, I feel no sympathy for you. And for all of the people who are still friends with these type of people, you need to start speaking up. Blatant racism as well as micro-aggressions need to be handled and dealt with swiftly so that people will know that we are not dealing with it.
(This is a micro-aggression)
If you’ve made it this far, I hope that you care enough to incite change about how racism is handled. We need more people to stand up and fight against this, rather than let it slide by as a “one-time incident”. Things like this continue to happen every day, and I refuse to sit by and let it.