There is a common misconception that is going on in the American society, and that is, only white people can be racist. However, nothing can be farther from the truth.
Students at Claremont McKenna College, California had a demonstration that demanded a racially segregated ‘safe space’ for ‘marginalized identities’.
A brave Asian woman came forward and described her experiences with racism. She said that we should judge each and every person as an individual, and not by the color of their skin. Only white people are thought to be racist but in fact, every person can be racist. Even the blacks can be racist, which seems fair enough.
Despite speaking her heart in such an elaborate manner, she was stopped midway through the speed and embarrassed by a black woman.
She was sharing her experience with racism, describing how she had been harassed by an African-American man.
Upon being stopped, the poor woman thought she wasn’t being articulate enough.
Her voice may be truthful but it didn’t fit the narrative of the ‘safe space’ demonstrators. The fact is that all life matters equally.
We should not rush to judging people by the color of their skin.
She said everything perfectly well. The problem is with the crowd that won’t embrace Dr. Martin Luther King’s words, because if they do so, they will lose their culture of victimization.
Her words inspire an utter respect, she was silenced for speaking the bitter truth.
This exchange is unique because it perfectly illustrates how some people don’t actually care about racism, they only care about race-baiting and exploiting identity politics in order to obtain power.
It is such a shame because in most of the activist groups a person is only appreciated if their words fit the narrative. This needs to be more mainstream
Kudos to her for speaking out.