On my new job (which will remain unknown) I get to deal with different individuals of different races. Some days ago, I was with a gentleman who was very impolite and verbally aggressive, but not quite abusive. Other than a greeting, I said nothing to him for about 10 minutes, just did my job, but I had to explain to him something and he noted my accent.

“Are you Hispanic?”
“Yes, sir. Indeed I am.”

Suddenly I was his best new friend and almost confessor because the floodgates opened, and he treated me to his issues against White people deeply believing I was in the same wavelength.

I just nodded along and said, “you are right” and “of course” in the proper spaces provided by his rant. When we finally split, he shook my hand and thanked me for the “conversation.”

I was the same person at the beginning and at the end of our interaction, but he managed to wrongly assess me twice: First by assuming I was just another Evil White man and them thinking I thought the same way he did because I was not Anglo.

I felt pity for the guy. He lived most of his life believing and behaving the way he accused others to be with him.

I choose to live differently: I will not judge you by the color of your skin or what you do in bed but by the level of your stupidity and your treatment of others.

It simplifies life a lot, don’t you think?


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “I was the enemy and then I was not: Stupid racism is Stupid.”
  1. Aye thats the best way to be and sure is frustrating to get shoe horned by people for any reason.

    As an aside I’m going to speculate that your new job is the owner of all the Spirit of Halloween stores and you won them at one of your shooting matches.

  2. Human biases and prejudices exist. Knowing that, and how you use/react to that fact is the difference between a racist and a rational adult.
    No one sees another human being, and enters the encounter with a perfectly open mind. (Sorry, you do not, no matter how hard you claim otherwise.) The question is do you let the closed part of your mind take control? Obviously this guy you dealt with did. Right up to the point he found out his bias was incorrectly applied to you. Then the bias went overtime by assuming you had the same biases.

Only one rule: Don't be a dick.

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