today I’m pissed off.
im pissed off because while i was eating a friend relayed a story about a time he had experienced racism at my new school. but the story isnt why im pissed (other than the fact that we’re in the 21st century and people still think it’s okay to use racial slurs) im pissed because the reaction from one of my colleagues was to say “that’s a pretty severe accusation, i just want to be sure that what you’re saying is true.“ as if my friend was required to prove the incident, prove himself, in order for it to be true. this is racism. Just as people discounting rape victims’ stories is sexism and misogyny. you are doing it out of a belief that this black man is less honest or trustworthy than you yourself. And that is fucked up and racist.