This will be short.
We are all well aware of the recent ”Black Lives Matter” tsunami. Although the timing is less than perfect (social distancing and major protests aren’t very good friends, in my book) and the reason it started is absolutely revolting, I think that it is, after all, a good thing.
Racism is something vile and vicious that can’t be stopped with rules and laws… There needs to be a real change in the very mentality of those who judge, discriminate and hate only based on a skin color.
But here’s the thing. In my personal quest to find ways to proactively fight racism on a personal scale without having to attend big gatherings, I found out what every white person should do, for a start.
And that is to admit that all white people are racists.
I should also accept that I have nothing to be proud about my origins.
And, of course, I shouldn’t be talking about this, because this is not about us.
To be quite honest, I feel like I should be ashamed. Should I?
Maybe it’s the lockdown craziness speaking, the fact that we are going through the second heat wave of the year, or simply the hormones kicking in. (yes, I’m having my periods… Any problem with that???)
Don’t get me wrong… I am not thinking about things like having ”white pride”. But I feel awkward thinking that some people in my neighbourhood must be looking at me as this big bad supremacist, not knowing me the least bit.
Just because my skin is white.
P.S. I am really nervous about hitting the ”Publish” button. I am aware that this will most likely sound really bad. But I’ve been thinking about this too much, (not having anyone to discuss it with in person, thank you covid-19) not to take it off my chest. I just hope I won’t regret it.