- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016
I will admit at times I am a bit of what one might term an ‘Internet Warrior’. I seem to get myself dragged into online debates which I know are entirely futile, yet I still get into them.
This particular one was about mixed race couples. I myself have no issue with mixed race couples (would be HIGHLY hypocritical if I did), though apparently a lot of men in that Facebook group did. Then they started to claim women who dated Caucasian men were ‘betraying their race’ and losing touch with their roots, and forgetting all the bad things that Caucasian men in the past have done (these men were from one particular ethnic background).
I called them out, saying that the argument from history is, indeed, a stupid and pointless one. Because people today of a particular race are not responsible for what their ancestors did many years ago. But according to these gentlement, they still are.
So the discussion continues. I say that if you want to hate an oppressive regime, then hate the regime for its ACTIONS against humanity, not because of the collective race of the regime. Which didn’t go down well either.
Then they start pulling out the race card, and start talking about how people around the world dislike people of a darker skin colour. Yes, I agree racism is prevalent, but acting paranoid and thinking everyone is out to get you because of your skin tone is pathetic and a sad way to live life. I tell them this. I also tell them that I have encountered racism in my life, and plenty of it, but that doesn’t mean I walk around thinking people will hate me for my ethnicity.
But this is when the stupidity begins. Apparently I ‘don’t know racism’ and I shouldn’t ‘talk about it’ because Indian people are only ‘brown white people with some spice’.
Then someone slips in this little gem in a comment: ‘Neha is lost… she has a pic with her face being licked by a dog… only caucasians do that nasty shit, couple that with her getting dicked down by a pork dude = utterly disconnected from her roots…’
Really? REALLY? Up until now, I was finding the entire paranoia and stupidity amusing to an extent, but this was just ridiculous, I’ve never met people with such stupidity. They then proceed to call me the ‘Messiah of the Caucasians’, and start saying strange and weird generalisations about Indian people, which is utterly ridiculous.
This is just a small rant/vent of some sort. I did not expect this attitude towards mixed race couples to be prevalent. Apparently the ethnic group they are part of can not be racist whatsoever, and everyone else is racist to them and has never experienced racism either. And it’s also justifiable to judge people by their skin tone, instead of actions.
How am I ‘disconnected’ from my roots? I don’t understand that concept. It confuses me. The stupid hurts my brain. It really does. I’m with my boyfriend because he is a bloody wonderful guy! Race is irrelevant! I’m entitled to date whomever I like, regardless of race or whatnot…