White isn’t only who I am.

Josh Raymond
Studio City, CA

Despite what people say, or the balances of social power, I was born white and am continually judged on that. People make assumptions based on my skin color and like any other victim of racism I can’t change who I am or the color of my skin. There is no “less racist” or “acceptable racism.” It’s all assumptions based on stereotypes no matter who the target is. And it is no less painful, disturbing or humiliating for any skin color though it’s assumed white people should be ok with it or just feel guilt over something they aren’t responsible for personally. The sins of the father are not the sins of the child.

 

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