thatsracistdoe asked: I answered your ask on my page. Also about the gypsy thing, the stereotypes put on romani people are very harmful, and while you might think hey gypsy could be something else, do you think the n word is okay because you start calling chairs it? No people will still be offended. She could've easily changed her name and not reacted like she did.
I agreed she was very rude and could have reacted better to it. But all I was saying is that, in America, there’s a really big difference between the N word and ‘gypsy’. Everyone knows that the N word is offensive except very small children, but I was pointing out that not all Americans know that gypsy is offensive, because, sadly, our school systems teach us almost nothing about the rest of the world. It’s possible to be unintentionally racist.
PLEASE DON’T IGNORE THESE
people fucking died there
Right so im walking home and I see this guy rolling a cigarette under a streetlamp and when he clicked his lighter THE FUCKING STREETLIGHT WENT OUT
I stopped in my tracks and stared at this guy who looks up at me then to his lighter and hes as surprised as me then he takes his thumb off the trigger and THE STREETLIGHT TURNS BACK ON
HE GAVE THE MOST SURPRISED LOOK OF ANYONE EVER AND THEN SHOUTED “LATER MUGGLES” AND FUCKING RAN OFF
AM I DREAMING
This is absolutely great.
And I’m really upset about it, because it was so ludicrous, racist and utterly pointless.
I’m about to move, so I decided to give the city a little send-off by going out to eat with some friends I’ll be leaving behind. I think it’s relevant at this point to note that, while I am the whitest Norse-Welsh person you will ever meet, my companions were an Irishwoman, a half Cuban half Jew and my 60 year old mother. The city I live in has a traditionally really high population of Hispanics and American Indians.
We sat down in the middle of a crowded room. There was a small puddle of water on the table. When the waitress arrived, she took a cloth and pushed the entire puddle of water into my friend’s lap. We stared at her, but she didn’t even apologise. She was rude and listless and didn’t bother to disguise her contempt for us.
As she walked away, my friend said rather loudly that she definitely wasn’t getting a tip. We all agreed, including her, that it was a rude thing to say and she probably shouldn’t have said it, but that the waitress HAD been really rude and we thought that was the end of it. It wasn’t.
We finished our meal and we began discussing whether we should give the waitress a tip after all, since three out of the four of us have been waitresses and we all know what a hard job it is and how badly it pays, when in the middle, some people at the table next to us who I hadn’t paid any attention to suddenly offered to pay our tip.
They were both women and they appeared to be mostly white with some Hispanic blood. I mention their race because it’s important to what happened next.
While we tried to sort out this odd offer, they suddenly started screaming profanities at us. They called us ‘dumb cunts’ and ‘white bitches’ and shouted how we didn’t know anything about minimum wage jobs. They just kept throwing racial slurs at us and when I pointed out that my friend was Jewish and Cuban, not a ‘white girl’, and what did race have to do with anything couldn’t they just leave us alone the slurs got worse and they started in on my Irish friend, calling her ‘fire-crotch’ and other awful things.
Despite how angry I was, I was trying not to retaliate, I just wanted to get out of there, but then they got up out of their chairs and started telling us how they were going to fuck us up and I had to physically block one of them from attacking my Irish friend.
The Hispanic security guard just stood there and watched the whole thing. When a manager arrived, they started telling her the most ridiculous lies about us, about how we attacked them and said that Jews were better than them and other absolutely ridiculous things.
Like I said, my mother is 60 and was really shook up by the whole thing, but when we tried to tell the manager what had really happened, what did she tell us? “They’re regulars.” And that was it. They weren’t asked to leave or anything. They just sat there yelling racial slurs at us as we walked out of the restaurant, totally smug.
And I’m just really pissed. I know that there is racism against minorities, but there’s racism against white people, too. It’s not okay to assume that because I’m white, I must be rich and snobby and hate all other races. I just wanted to eat dinner with some friends, not be physically attacked over what I tipped on a bill.
I’m really glad the racism against minorities is being slowly eradicated, but I don’t like what it’s being replaced with: the exact opposite.
If you don’t want me to judge you on your skin color, don’t judge me on mine.
Is that too much to ask?
So I found out today that I’m not very good at translating German while driving. My roommate ended up dealing with something like, “Where will you go? So alone - Oy! Get out of my lane if you won’t signal! - Er, something… Now you’re standing under a lantern and tears are on your face and something falls off the side and something about autumn wind. *turn signal* Something about shadows and are you going or not? Thank you. And it becomes autumn. Don’t cuss at me out your window, sir, I’ll cuss right back! And something about your mother and ‘I’m cold’.” I think I should keep the pleasures of Rammstein to myself when I have a steering wheel.
I somehow feel that there is something fundamentally wrong about listening to Rammstein while playing Farmville.