Submitted by lettuceLeafer in OnLettuceLeafersAuthority

So I grew up in like real rural so a lot of people are like really dark for white people.That if you don't grow up in that area you actually could mistake many of them for mixed race people when they usually aren't. Well anyway, these darker skinned people would often say "stupid liberals I can't be racist I look indian". Which this just haunts my brain as I think about it every once and a while. I doubt I'll ever forget it.

And in case you're wondering, no these people are never treated to my knowlege as anything but white people. Which would be quite interesting to see white people get to realize what its like but nah. If you grow up in a racist enough area you get the eye for telling if someone is really tan or mixed. Cringe as hell but its true

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CaptainACAB wrote

You can't fool me lettuce, I know that no one actually lives in the corn belt.

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asterism wrote

In my patch of the midwest I hear stuff like that too. Usually I unfortunately hear more overt shit though. My parents, my in-laws and to a lesser degree my wife are all unapologetically racist. Kind of sucks.

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lettuceLeafer OP wrote (edited )

oh yeah for sure but that is far less humurous in a absurd sad way.

wait your wife is unapologetically racist. Wow, thats something. not criticizing you or anything bc I get your situation. Just I'm surprised you two get along as well as you do if shes not only christian but racist to a lesser extent.

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asterism wrote (edited )

It isn't as bad as my parents or in laws but she has something against Somalis. I don't really get it. Like I had some shit that I picked up from my parents towards black people and I realized it and worked on it and started calling her out on racism towards black people and she realized she had the same problems and worked on it too. and she gets mad at her parents for being racist towards black people.

But then I call her out on her racism towards Somalis and its different and she kind of just goes, "that's how it is" and refuses to even see it as a problem. and like I don't get why one racism was bad to her but not all racisms like it doesn't make sense to me. Not that it makes it better but even though we live in an area with a lot of Somalis the racism doesn't come up often.

and like I probably don't even need to say this but like I work with Somalis almost everyday and the shit she thinks isn't even close to the truth.

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lettuceLeafer OP wrote

somalis specifically? thats so weird, I"m white enough I couldn't tell a somali apart from a black American I"m surprised she would tell the difference lol.

oh you live around a ton of somalis that makes sense then. Yeah that doesn't sound fun for someone you love to do. TT

Also as you can tell I got distracted from responding by arguing with people I don't like for fun. Hopefully you don't feel slighted that I was actively responding to trolls but not you someone I actually like. hah

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asterism wrote

For better or worse I have some influence on her. My hope is that if I am consistent in calling it out she'll eventually work through it. But who can say.

Also as you can tell I got distracted from responding by arguing with people I don't like for fun. Hopefully you don't feel slighted that I was actively responding to trolls but not you someone I actually like. hah

No worries. My usual assumption is that people get busy and forget. There are a lot of posts here that I want to respond to that I never have. Part of the reason I let my notification count go up is because I really want to respond to people.

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lettuceLeafer OP wrote

I know I didn't deconstruct or comment on the statement but lke wtf am I supposed to comment to that.

Its almsot as bad as a bunch of people calling the spanish language course "mexican class". Like its just so much american brain in one sentance I just cant respond. My brain just gives me a 404 error "too much american"

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lettuceLeafer OP wrote

Also unrelated I had to get some legal documents so I had to go to the gentrified area. Well not thinking I went to the grocery store there to browse. First thing I comment to myself that there are a lot of white people for the city so something must be wrong. Then I go arround the whole store commenting to myself about how everything is priced 50% to100% markup from what I consider to be the usual price.

So I'm just looking arround why the fuck is everyone buying all this shit. And they are all buying not just the cheap stuff at a mark up but the expensive shit which is at a markup so I'm just like wtf.Then it hits me oh this is what gentrified grocery stores are like. Its like having home grown local tourists who just spend ridiculous amount of money on stuff bc they are bad at critical thinking.

Then I felt a pang of guilt that I don't shoot guns off illegally often even daily. The idea that I could have no other option but to shop at that cracker hellhole is way worse than listening to gun fire 3 times a day. (I don't but I wish I did now).

Also I see why its shamefull to not grafity stuff and littler more. /j

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