If I were Muslim they would call me a terrorist.
I noticed this picture floating around on Facebook today. It pisses me off. Here’s my 2 cents:
But you’re not and they aren’t. In this incident racism isn’t really relevant. People are ignoring the real issue.
There’s no sense in complaining about racism that didn’t even happen! There are actual real examples of racism happening all the time. Let’s talk about those if you want to talk about racism! This shooting was tragic and should be talked about but it shouldn’t be turned into a conversation about racism because that doesn’t apply here. It was senseless violence and should be addressed for what it is. Don’t turn it into an issue it’s not just so you can have something to say.
Racism is bad and is definitely an issue but in this case it doesn’t really apply. People like to bring up racism when it doesn’t apply because it’s a very charged issue and is easy to define. Racism is obviously wrong. So if people bring up how wrong racism is they automatically get to feel smart because they’re right. This incident is not about being right or wrong! The real issue here is senseless violence but senseless violence is harder to understand and harder to talk about. People are ignoring the real issue here!
People should never just go around talking about racism and nothing else when things like this happen. Violence isn’t that simple.