How is it that other races can say negative comments about white people, but white people aren’t allowed to say any negative comments about other races?

How is it that other races can say negative comments about white people, that they look weird or speak weird, but white people aren’t allowed to say any negative comments about other races?

As an African-American woman, I feel like this question could be a double-edged sword. In my opinion, I do understand where you’re coming from. But in my experience, which may be different from your experience, I’ve never heard an African-American accuse a Caucasian of speaking weird, again maybe I just wasn’t around when an event, such as that, took place.

I do think that all cultures and ethnicities have preconceived notions about other cultures and ethnicities, and it’s our job to remove those biases from our thoughts, our actions, words, and even how we view others. But groups of people, whether it’s culturally or ethnically, are not a monolith, so everyone doesn’t think in the same way. So, bunching all cultures and ethnicities under the umbrella that they speak badly about Caucasians could be conceived as wrong, and it would mean that you were judging them exactly the way they are judging you. Two wrongs never make a right!

There may be people of different religious, socioeconomic or ethnic backgrounds that judge Caucasians, and there maybe Caucasians that judge other entities based off of their religion, the color of their skin or socioeconomic background. So, like I said, it’s a double-edged sword. People will have preconceived notions, but it’s our job to remove those judgments of others from our words, thoughts, and actions.

Also, why would you want to say something negative about someone else or a group of people? We don’t cover hate with more hate! We choose to be loving to those that aren’t so loving to us. People may say mean and negative things towards Caucasians and Caucasians may say mean and negative things to African Americans, Muslim Americans, so forth and so on, but in situations like that, it’s best to respond instead of react. Putting more hate out into the world is not good for anyone. And I’m sorry if you’ve had to experience negative comments because of the color of your skin, but in the face of adversity, always choose to rise up instead of sinking to the level of others.

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