Thanksgiving: Called out my racist brother

Annabel Knight,
Austin, TX.

We were talking about SS Disability, and he said “No, it’s not hard at all to get on disability–all you have to do is be a fat Mexican.” So wrong, I just couldn’t be silent. My husband backed me up, most of the rest of the table squirmed uncomfortably. Why is it so difficult for people to understand systemic discrimination? I’m a white woman and I really don’t know how PoC make it through every day without curling up in despair.

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