Just because I’m of this race and you’re of that race do you assume my actions are driven by this difference between us? I tell you no, and you think, “It must be because I’m ______ that this ______ person is doing this. He is ______ racist scum. I will tell all others to vilify him. Make all others see him as a monstrous, heinous human being.”
I am not. You chose to see me as such. I only said no. I only disagreed with what you thought about a particular matter.
Had I been of your own would you have acted so quickly to humiliate me? To speak ill of me? Threaten me? Hound me?