You know, as a Caucasian woman who’s been fortunate enough to grow up in middle class suburbs I can admit I’m fairly ignorant when it comes to the struggles that people of color face on the daily. I’ve unintentionally perpetuated racist ideas/language/etc on several occasions due purely to my ignorance.
Do you know what I’ve never done? I’ve never felt the need to alert the authorities for people of color living their own lives and minding their own damn business. What in the actual fuck is going on here when every three days it seems some white person or another is calling the police for a person of color existing in the same space?! Like what in the actual fuck?
I don’t really even have much more to say. My brain does not compute what the hell people are thinking… although to be honest, this sort of this has probably been happening for a lot longer than it’s been getting publicity. Maybe it’s not really a new problem so much as our blinders as society at large are finally being taken off.