thank you love <3
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Well, that’s a tad different. Are you not his friend because you don’t want to be or because he doesn’t want to be friends with you? I can’t speak for him because I’m not black. I’m going to be honest with you here, I’m not the best person to come to on social justice issues, especially ones regarding races that I’m not apart of. He may just have a sort of prejudice against white people because of the way he’s been treated by them and just doesn’t want to associate with them, and that’s his right. Going out of his way to harass you on the other hand isn’t cool and defending yourself isn’t going to make you a racist. It’s perfectly fine to stand up for yourself in these situations. It would be racist IF you brought up race into the discussion. Maybe you can have a discussion with him and resolve things, he may still just not want to be your friend because you’re white, and that’s his right to do so considering our differences in society. I wouldn’t call that racist because there really is nothing to be racist against a white person about…maybe prejudice? Again I have no idea if you can be prejudice towards a white person, and if someone can correct me/inform me of this and also help this anon out a little more than I can that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank so much Sam, I really really really appreciate it. It’s just so pathetic that he screenshot my comment so MY friends who believe in all the same things I do couldn’t back me up on my status anymore and his friends could all harass me. But thank you, this really means so much to me.
Well I hate to break it to you but your straight guilt is nothing compared to what queer folk have to through on a daily basis. If you’re feeling guilty then you should probably step back and assess yourself. If you know that you’re a good straight ally and you support us then you should have nothing to feel ashamed about, but if there’s some sort of guilt in the pit of your stomach then you know there’s something you’re doing wrong. I read a great analogy someone wrote on here and it was something like “You’re at a pool and you’re walking along and the lifeguard makes a brief statement to everybody ‘hey, no running’. He wasn’t particularly singling you out, nor were you running (this doing anything problematic/bad) so you don’t feel bad and go about your day.” This is exactly the same for LGBTQA issues. When you see people talking about them and people who are doing problematic things and you KNOW that you aren’t one of those people, then you should certainly not feel bad about it! But if you’re feeling guilty, then something tells me you’re probably doing something problematic.
And yes it was extremely offensive, you more or less mocked my sexuality
Thank you. I’m not trying to make this seem like a “wow look at me I’m a good white person” but I really just want to show how his white straight cis boy targeted me and then tried to humiliate me to his friends so he could look “cool” and “funny” on the Internet or whatever and I’m just so done with sitting by and letting people get away with saying shit.