Reasons why PoC don’t talk and hang out with white people:
- Because they’re tired of various microagressions.
- Because they fear they are being fetishized
- Because they are tired of racism
- Because they are tired of having to explain every aspect of racism to an ignorant white person who is unaware of their privilege.
- Because they are tired of being treated like a token minority
- Because they are tired of having to explain various elements of their cultural practices only to have them laughed at
- Because they are tired of having their accents and those of their parents laughed at
- Because they are tired of ignorant ‘well meaning’ questions
- Because they are tired of racist ‘jokes’
- Because they are tired of being seen as ‘over reacting’ when they point out problematic things that white people say
Reasons why white people don’t hang out with, interact with, or get involved with PoC
- Because they are ‘weird’
- Because they fear that they will say and do something racist and be labelled as a racist, which is much worse to white people than actually BEING a racist
- Because of anti-Black racism
- Because of stereotypes- i.e. Asian girls are shy, Black people are ghetto, ect.
- Seriously, that’s it.