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That's what they keep telling me


They keep telling me that racism is over. "Its okay if you're black."
My color of skin is no longer an issue. My "race" is acceptable now. I can finally be proud of my ancestry.
Thats what they keep telling me.

They also told me that my sex is irrelevant to my capacities. "A woman can do the same job as a man."
Not being blessed with a penis will NOT reduce my abilities to survive.
Thats what they keep telling me.

Thats what they would like me to believe. So i'll shut up and stop protesting the hypocrisy that make up my society. My color is not a problem so its just a coincidence that the white lady in the administration office looked me up and down before i could asked her my question.
Its also a huge coincidence that young women my age are only taken seriously if they have the not-so-secret code of 36-24-36.

But i should simply believe the B.S. fed to me through a straw since my birth. It should make life easier, no?


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Though we have laws

Though we have laws protecting us against racism and sexism, it is not against the law to be racist and/or sexist. Furthermore, to judge race through stereotypes is perfected in our society. When race is depicted on TV you see the white teenager always being depicted as the nerdy, smart kid where the Hispanics and blacks are seen as the 'gangsters.' Sadly we are so easily swayed by what is on tv, this is how we start seeing real life. Racism and sexism is alive, though we try sweep it under the rug and ignore it. Due to us ignoring it, it is not getting any better.

Thanks for the honesty of your words,
Carri Pence

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