Sometimes, like last night, I’ll get called out for racial bias and agree with it and then get very upset with myself.
Sometimes, like tonight, I’ll get called out for racial bias and be like “nope, you’re just an asshole.”
I was walking back from the gym and this guy was approaching from the opposite direction. As he passed he started cat-calling me, and then turned to walk backwards so he was facing me calling “what’s your name, girl? what’s your name?”
I then made the mistake of actually telling him my name. Because, idk, when someone asks a question my instinct is to answer. I should work on that.
At that point he started walking towards me again and was all “hey, you know, let’s talk girl,” at which point I flipped into ‘holy shit get the hell away’ mode and sped up, saying “no, I gotta get home.”
He did promptly give up (phew. they don’t always.) but said loudly as he was turning away “I see, you don’t talk to black people.”
At which point I, being still just a little bit keyed up and sensitive from last night, turned around and yelled “no, I don’t talk to STRANGERS” and then kept walking. He started cussing me out at that point, but I was too far away to really hear, thankfully.
I don’t care what race you are, you do NOT get to make me feel guilty or ashamed for not wanting to talk to you when the only thing I know about you is that you make suggestive comments to women on the street. I have zero obligation to talk to you, and you have no right to expect it or accuse me of racism when I don’t.
I assure you, I attempt to escape as fast as possible 100% of the time when a stranger tries to chat me up on the street.
You, sir, are just a sexist asshole.