me - you


I made the statement that I have never experienced racism about being "white". And then I said, if I had, I would write it here.

I want to write here, now, that I do occasionally* meet black people who make assumptions about me based on the fact that I am "white". They assume I am racist and it annoys me...
and then I remember, I am - and I think, fair enough. I may not be thinking racist thoughts now, or acting in a racist manner right now, but I am more than capable of thinking/acting in racist ways... so fair cop. And I get on with my life.

*I originally wrote "frequently". It doesn't happen frequently. It happens rarely, when I think about it. But because it annoys me, because being "unfairly" accused is really annoying, I remember it as if it happens more often than it does.

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