You can expect them to at least attempt to recognize their privileges and act accordingly. I understand that it may not feel great to be called something derogatory for something that you cannot help but I can promise you it feels a million times worse to get; fired from your job, murdered, arrested for crimes you didn’t do, verbally harassed, beaten, abused, sexually harassed, segregated etc. for things that you were born into. So, that being said, IT’S ACTUALLY NOT THE SAME THING I’M FIGHTING AGAINST. Please stop comparing them.
asked by Anonymous
- Being white doesn’t automatically make you a racist.
- Being a man doesn’t automatically make you a sexist.
- Being a heterosexual doesn’t automatically make you homophobic.
- Being cisgendered doesn’t automatically make you transphobic.
- Existing as a part…
Well honestly, most people that don’t fit into the majority go around calling people racist, sexist, homophobic etc. just because someone does happen to be part of the majority. Often times people in the majority don’t always realize when they being racist, sexist, homophobic etc. because they have never had any of this directed towards then so they can’t possibly understand. THIS IS PRIVILEGE. And, In the off chance that someone actually is calling someone a “insert some type of bigot here” just because they don’t happen to be a part of the same minority as that person think of it this way, If you were out walking or doing your job or whatever and a giant pack of alligators came and attacked because you just because you were white or straight or male, I’M SURE the next time you saw an alligator you may have some negative feelings towards it despite the fact that it is not one of the same alligators that had attacked you.