I can’t deal with people sometimes.
I stumbled upon this Tumblr called NotRacistBut.com. It’s a blog that calls out on people who claim that they’re not racists, but proceed to show that they indeed are.
I read many of the entries. Each one makes me want to poke my eyes out.
Here’s a general rule: If you have to start your statement with “I’m not a racist, but …” then stop, because it means that what you’re about to say is racist. You know that deep down in your heart, you’re about to spout something offensive on some level, which is why you feel the need to put a disclaimer. It’s like saying that you’re not a thief, but you just shoplifted something from a store.
It’s bad enough to be a racist. Don’t be a hypocrite on top of that.
The same thing goes for “No offense, but …” Stop! Because you’re about to do the very thing you’re saying you don’t intend to do.
The labels you call yourself don’t define you, but your actions do.
Sorry, just had to rant.
I was told by a family member that I rushed this one, so I went back and spent some more time on it this evening. Here are the original, plus the revised version for comparison. Sorry for rushing you, Lex!