Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tirade - Racism
I fear the term racist is used far too much. Mostly it's to stop people making criticisms which mostly are deserved. I saw a program the other day where a very exotic girl said she was always being asked what she was. She found it insulting, and believed it was a way to pigeon hole her by race. I think that's truly sad, and I'm sure she would have been "insulted" by me. I believe I'm not a racist but I am naturally curious, and if confronted by this girl I'm sure I would have asked her what her heritage was. Purely because I would have found her of interest. Would she have me ignore her? I'm constantly being asked where I came from because it seems I have an accent. Forgetting that in fact it's not me that has one! In order to fall in line should I be insulted that people are trying to pigeon hole me by the way I speak? Come on People!