Is that what you think is happening here? No, come on. I said that as a minority who has reason to distrust the majority, I choose not to be a bitter racist, and so it is reasonable to expect other people from minority backgrounds to make similar decisions. Especially since the author of the article is not talking about distrusting random strangers, but rather, is trying to guilt-trip someone who has been her friend for decades.
The response to this was that I’m not allowed to have an opinion, because I’m not American, and anyway, I’m probably rich and privileged and white. So then I asked, well, are you South African? If I’m not allowed to have an opinion about Americans, you’re not allowed to have an opinion about South Africans. Easy enough, right?
And then you accused me of all kinds of things and said you’re so tired of racist white South Africans appropriating other people’s struggles or whatever, so I explained the context which you seem to be unaware of. Since my people are members of the United Nations Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and are Level 6 and rising on Genocide Watch, I think we’re in a bit of a different situation than what you’re picturing in your head.
But hey, if you don’t want to know about the rest of the world, and you think it’s a good thing to reject a friend of 25 years (and godmother to your children) because her skin is the wrong color, then go right ahead.