Stop saying I can’t be offended.

Becky Watts,
North Little Rock, AR.

I am an African American, and I am often told by White People when I can and can not be offended. This is extremely hurtful, because I am treated as if I am a 5 year old child who’s hyper imagination created racism. You can not tell me not to feel uncomfortable when I see the Confederate flag in someones lawn. I feel uncomfortable when I have to see a symbol that represents the enslavement and murder of people who look like me. I am offended when I over hear White students saying I was accepted in to their college because I am Black. Instead of telling me when I can be offended, why don’t you just listen.

 

Stop saying I can’t be offended.

Becky Watts,
North Little Rock, AR.

I am an African American, and I am often told by White People when I can and can not be offended. This is extremely hurtful, because I am treated as if I am a 5 year old child who’s hyper imagination created racism. You can not tell me not to feel uncomfortable when I see the Confederate flag in someones lawn. I feel uncomfortable when I have to see a symbol that represents the enslavement and murder of people who look like me. I am offended when I over hear White students saying I was accepted in to their college because I am Black. Instead of telling me when I can be offended, why don’t you just listen.

Stop saying I can’t be offended.

Becky Watts,
North Little Rock, AR.

I am an African American, and I am often told by White People when I can and can not be offended. This is extremely hurtful, because I am treated as if I am a 5 year old child who’s hyper imagination created racism. You can not tell me not to feel uncomfortable when I see the Confederate flag in someones lawn. I feel uncomfortable when I have to see a symbol that represents the enslavement and murder of people who look like me. I am offended when I over hear White students saying I was accepted in to their college because I am Black. Instead of telling me when I can be offended, why don’t you just listen.

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