I’m Caucasian, therefore the assumed oppressor.

Casi Scheidt
Carbondale, IL

It’s come to my attention that, throughout my life, others sometimes assume that my racial identity as white means that I can’t or shouldn’t have input into racial issues. More than once, I’ve been confronted by individuals claiming that my whiteness means I’m inherently racist, and that I’m treating “their people” unfairly just by being Caucasian. By subjecting me to that idea, they used racism against me. I think it’s important for people to realize that racism isn’t a Caucasian issue— it’s a human one.

 

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