Yes, I’m Racist

Yes, I'm RacistI have been called this many times and have argued against it every time.

This is me, this is my racism.

Black person: oh, look how sparkling her eyes are. I would love to have eyes that expressive, God, her skin is gorgeous.

Asian person: look how beautiful and straight her hair is, I love her almond-shaped eyes.

Arab person: look at her warm olive skin, look at her gorgeousΒ curly hair.

Anytime I see a person of any race, I pick out the beautiful details that make them different from me. This is certainly a problem, and now I’m going to ask them questions about their lives and religions, how rude of me.

So you know, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, she literally stopped me in my tracks, was an East Indian woman in her forties. Her gorgeous, sparkling blue sari against her fabulous hair and skin, she looked mahvelous, darling.

Wait, am I racist or gay?

PS Can we get to a point that we are allowed to notice ourΒ differences without a problem? Let’s be racist like me, notice the differences and love them more.

 

 

 

 

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126 thoughts on “Yes, I’m Racist

  1. When I wasn’t laughing, I was shaking my head going, “Yes!!! Yes!!! I’ve done that, too!” πŸ™‚

    I admit it! My thin, fly-away hair is so hard to keep in place, I’m jealous of the ornate braids on women of color. How I would love to keep the same ‘do for a month and have it stay in place when I wash it.

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  2. My kids are half Arab and we all covered, I loved having people just ask me questions so they would know! I have 9 kids all very different in color! Many people ask my son if he is adopted! I welcome answering and talking! I think we need to talk and ask and of course as you are doing it, about the differences and beauty!! How else can we learn? nice post and you drew me in with that title!

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  3. This is great!
    I was at a restaurant with my white Hispanic goddaughter when she was about 3. A gorgeous tall incredibly poised Black woman was sitting at the next table. (I almost would have become Gay for her) My goddaughter couldn’t stop looking at her and finally said: “I want to marry her.” Then she laughed because this was 21 years ago women didn’t marry women. The pure innocence of the remark has stayed with me forever.

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  4. The wackos simply want to pretend everyone is the same. They decide wen someone is offended, and they decide what is offensive. I think there are groups of professionally offended people out there who will be offended on behalf of anyone. All they do is teach people not to voice what they are thinking, and that’s the start of hoods and robes.

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  5. Sounds like the old theory that in order to be not racist, you have to be “color blind,” and not at all notice anything that makes someone look differently from you. Do not mention their skin color, hair style, eye shape, etc. Act like we are all exactly the same. In my opinion we SHOULD notice what makes others different from us, we should learn from others, and we should definitely notice the beauty in others’ differences!

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  6. I’m East Indian too. One of my earliest memories was of an American couple stopping my parents in the street in New Delhi to tell me and them what beautiful big eyes I had! No one had said that to me before.
    So go ahead and be racist and tell people what you think and ask those questions. Every one loves to talk about their culture. I know, I do. So no questions would be rude.

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  7. Forgive me Skinny for I have sinned…I have a confession to make… Iv’e seen this post floating around for a day or two…aannd (hackles-hackled) avoided it. I did that thing a blogger should never do…judged-a-blog-by-its-title o_O

    Today I read it…and it (you) are fabulous… (hangs head in shame)… This is actually one of the most beautiful posts I’ve ever read.

    Now…what’s my punishment…go easy on me πŸ˜‰

    xxxx

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  8. First of all great post. Second, as a fellow blogger have to tell you great way to bring people to your page… I’m a person of color and was thinking..’here we go’ before reading it.
    Really great job πŸ™‚

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  9. My daughter, who was briefly a dancer, but left the industry partly because of some of its stranger attitudes, was constantly being asked her ethnicity… As if it matters, particularly when you’re as strikingly beautiful as she is. She’s a great dancer, too, but because her ‘look’ didn’t conform, and they couldn’t work out ‘what she was’ they struggled to cast her.

    I’ve had similar questions, occasionally, over the years, but never to the same extent she has. Neither of us ever minded being asked, or answering the questions. It’s crazy that not appearing to fit an ethnic norm prevented her working.

    Absolutely, vive la difference!

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  10. Big round of applause from me. It’s ludicrous the way the PC crowd try to convince us we have to pretend we’re all the same – we’re NOT. And since when can’t you say the word ‘black’??? Surely it’s more racist to act as if it’s some sort of insult…

    Mind you, I get similarly annoyed when people talk about initiatives to get more women in high ranking roles in the workplace. If women really want to be treated equally, they should stop going on about their sex, and agree that people should be given a job based on aptitude and merit, not gender.

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  11. This reminds me of the years I have lived in PerΓΊ – because there the people just call you “hey gorda” (fatty) or “flakita” (skinny) or “negro” (black) or “gringa” (white) or china (chinese) even those who donΒ΄t know you. No one is offended by that and people are joking about the funny names they give each other and everybody takes it easy. People there were also joking a lot about my ultra white skin which turned to a deep red under the sun or about my “yellow” hair and my blue eyes and I had to live with that… πŸ˜‰ I think racism is stupid and not to notice and value the differences between the cultures and “races” is stupid, too…

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  12. I think issues comes into play when someone is “othered” because of their color or ethnicity. As in, “white people” are the default, everyone else is other. I’ve been called “exotic” a few times. There is nothing exotic abiut me unless perhaps one has never seen a black person before. I wouldn’t necessarily assume that person is racist, but it might put me more on the offensive bc as a black American I can’t play around with my mental or physical safety.

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  13. Since my own family is a cornucopia of cultures, races and shades, I say YES! Let’s ALL celebrate our differences. By teaching our children that differences are just that a difference, same as short and tall. there’s no value basis – one better than the other. We live in a culture of domination, so those kinds of teachings sometimes get overshadowed by who is “better than”. How different this world would be if we all simply accepted one another as a member of the human race and not allow physical differences like skin shades, facial features and hair textures to be defining characteristics that determined if someone was “good enough” to themselves and others. Bravo.

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  14. Absolutely great post! Being an Asian living in Australia myself I get people saying “I don’t mean to be racist or anything… but where are you from?” and my thoughts have always been when did it become racist to ask someone where they are from (ethnically). It’s only “racist” if you think it’s “racist”. I don’t mind people asking me where I’m from. The “I don’t mean to be racist” bit annoys me more.

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  15. This is a beautiful way to recognize our differences. I love what Sita said above. It should be o.k. to talk about our heritage, our look and be proud of that heritage. I’ve always wanted what I don’t have….long dark hair with olive skin. I’m just a pale, dirty blonde Norwegian. Lol

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  16. If you can see I have put my like on almost all the comments here.
    The post is worth the comments.
    Whatelse can I say dear.
    This is wonderful!
    I look up to the sky; if everyone could have this feeling, what a wonderful world this could be.
    Love to YOU!
    Shiva

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    • I want to live in the world you are describing (this real world, sometimes not so much). What would happen if we were not color blind, but color appreciative?! I’m pretty much an olive/pinkish tone, myself… except for the plethora of freckles on my face. Look! I used the word ‘plethora’ in a comment!! Aren’t there extra points for that?! πŸ˜‰

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  17. I don’t see the examples above as being racist.

    As a Mexican person who grew up in America, I got a lot of that weird “other” shit a lot from people, and it’s annoying after the 50th time you’re asked “What are you?” like you’re some kind of dog breed and not a human being.

    I also kind of get annoyed when people ask me, “Where are you from?” when they mean it in a “I notice you’re a foreigner” way and when they are total strangers who come up to me on the street to ask me this AND ONLY this. If you’re a coworker or someone who’s known me a while, or someone getting to know me better, I don’t mind.

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  18. This is the second post today that I have not wanted to open because the title gave me the creeps. Well here I am being entertained all the way down this page. I love it all. Me, I have lived in third world countries (are they still called that?) Anyway to be honest I do not even notice skin color, people are people. Unless they hurt me then I would take notice.
    Thanks for all the good conversations and I enjoyed the other post I did not want to open too. Good lesson don’t judge a (post or person) by the cover.
    Thanks for being at the Blogger’s Pit Stop and we hope to see you next week.
    Kathleen #Pit Stop Crew

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  19. Ah, for all to be able to see the beauty in and appreciate our differences rather than minimize them! I don’t want to live in the “sameness” world of Lois Lowry’s book “The Giver” where everyone is the same — I want the beauty and excitement of individuals! Love this!

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  20. I absolutely luuuuuv the article on why women hate sex! I am 49 years old and my husband of 25 years of marriage still do not know how to satisfy me. He tried but it was disasterous…….o pleeeze i will rather help myself……..
    He is smoking so his breath smells like poefie, he don’t like shaving at all, he is snoring like a bear, likes to sleep on my side of the bed while i am trying to hold on to keep my body on the matress😨. What happened to love. He is telling our children that we are not lovers anymore????? What can i do to solve these because it seems like he do not realise that there is a big problem?
    I tried several psycologists whom is telling me I am the wrong person to see them. He is the one with the problem. Now what???
    He said: “psycologists always take the womens side”. I went to see both gender psycologists but all of them always took my side. So he do not need them.
    Ok there you are. I shouted out my dilemma. Please help.

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    • Oh jeez. All I can say is “life is short”, maybe it’s time to leave and find someone who’ll appreciate you. If you have tried talking, tried therapy and tried everything, maybe it’s time to stop trying.

      Then again, I’ve been single for years and have never had a successful relationship. 😦

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  21. No one seems to talk about reverse racism. White people are not the only racists out there. I work for a promodomitly black company. Out of the 72 employees 11 are white. I haven people hating me there because I’m white. They can kiss my pasty white ass. People are people. The only people I have problems with are those who come into MY COUNTRY, don’t pay taxes, can’t speak the language, take medical insurance and jobs away from people who were born here.

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