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  1. hoiyinli says

    Strong read.

    It’s definitely been a difficult 10 days or so. I really hope that this isn’t just a phase for change and that people really do educate themselves and come together.

    Like you, I’ve grown up with daily micro-aggressions but still consider myself in a privileged position compared to some of the other situations that I’ve heard. Micro-aggressions such as, “They’re like ____, but oh, you’re alright!”, “Wow, your English is so good!” etc. In fact, I remember the shock of horror I felt when the latter was said to me by someone I met off a dating app. But I did not hold back. My response was so blunt. Still to this day he hasn’t apologised and thought that what he said was offensive. Mind blown.

    • LauraJ says

      I was actually surprised by how many people have suddenly realised the true depth of racism in society. Even when I’ve talked about things like blackfishing before, some people wondered if it was even a problem.
      Those stereotypes are so annoying! It’s like seriously, you’re living in a diverse country, and you haven’t figured that people of different ethnicity can speak good English. I’m convinced some people live inside rocks and only come out to irritate people on dates.

  2. The Life of Jea says

    When I first saw the video of George Floyd on Instagram explore, I acutally wondered what movie it was from…
    I can never understand what it’s like to be exposed to racism, but I will continue to do everything I can to help, to support, to sign petitions, to speak up, etc.

    • LauraJ says

      I was just so shocked at seeing it. It didn’t actually seem real. I hope the support for ending the racial abuse in America (and of course everywhere) continues and people keep speaking up. I’m also hoping the other officers involved go to jail – they can’t justify watching a murder and not do anything.