I am sick and tired of being told I do not have a culture because I am white.
I am sick and tired of being told my life is easy because I am white, and all the traumas I have been through do not matter because of my skin colour.
I am sick and tired of being…
What that person was trying to explain is the color of your skin has no correlation to your struggles with self harm, poverty, or mental illness. The unfortunate events in your life aren’t directly related to being white and the right people aren’t saying they don’t matter because you’re white and if you’re white you couldn’t possibly have been bullied for paleness or been unable to eat, right?
Reverse racism is less important of an issue as actual racism. Honestly, white people deserve the mistrust we get from people of color. We fucking suck and while I have done nothing personally to POC I’m not going to say I’m a victim. Which is basically what you’re claiming. A victim who should be as important as a person of color who has been discriminated against, violently removed from their homes, picked out by cops, and deals with judgement nonstop from all walks of life for what a couple hundred white guys decided centuries ago.
You’re heritage and story, while important, are not threatened nationally or worldwide. You receive privileges POC may never know and you probably don’t even realize it. I never realized it. But there’s always room for opinions to change so hopefully yours does one day so we can have more people willing to own up to their privilege and learn more about what it ACTUALLY means to be a victim of racism.