but it’s true
because even if you’re not racist, people are going to think you are if you indicate in a story that the person was black or latino or what have you
so you just
leave it out
Why should anyone ever have to cater for other peoples’ ignorance, idiocy or incendiary nature?
If people think you’re being racist when you’re not, that’s their fault
if they get offended by it, that’s their problem.
Ignoring race is something that makes me angry. There are black people. There are asian people. There are white people. Mentioning the colour of someone’s skin is not racist, and if you think it is, you’re an idiot.
There are people in this world with real problems that are actually causing hardship, so can we please not spend any more time umming and ahhing over someone who called a black person black because jesus christ it’s the most boring fucking thing in the world and if it’s genuinely causing you concern you seriously need to recalibrate your sense of what’s important.