All this talk about terror attacks in Sydney and Brisbane is really starting to get to me, I’m going to be in both of those fucking places in the next few days. Fuck.
Honestly, I completely get it. The fact that you even felt you had to ask this just shows that you’re probably white, straight and cis.
Yes, I’m white, and no I can’t understand the struggles faced day-to-day by POC, so I can’t delve into that, but, I’m not straight, and I wouldn’t consider myself cis, and even just in that, the group of people I’m most cautious of, is white, straight cis males.
These guys have never and will never face a day of discrimination simply because of the skin they were born in, so they’re insensitive and careless towards those who are even the slightest bit different. If you ever hear a snide comment followed by ~”how is that offensive”~ it probably came from a white, straight, cis guy.
The only abuse I’ve ever copped for the way I look, my sexual orientation, the way I dress or present myself, has come from white, straight, cis dudes. I mean, my stomach tightens every time I walk past a group of white guys in public, and yeah, 9 times out of 10 if I don’t get a nasty comment, it’ll be disgusted or confused looks up and down and then snickering as they walk away, I can’t even begin to imagine being a POC in that situation, every. damn. day.
I completely understand why people from oppressed groups and communities say they hate privileged people straight off the bat, and it’s because 9 times out of 10, they are as bad as we think they are.