This seemed a little too sensitive for Oppo.
So we had a sub teacher at tech today. It was an older African American woman who, for the most part was rather nice. But, towards the end of class she made a remark that really rubbed me the wrong way.
Now, before I start, I should say I'm the only white kid in my class. This might seem unimportant (which, normally, it is) but it actually has relevance.
So I'm sitting there, minding my own business, doing my work the teacher assigned. Everyone else is screwing around, causing a ruckus. The teachers talking to a kid and all the sudden she points to me, and says to my face "You light-skins are privileged" or something along those lines. I was in shock that she actually said that, not only out loud, but to my face.
Now, I know statistically, yes, white people have more privileges than african americans. I know this. I understand this completely. I think it's BS that we do.
But, she doesn't have a damn clue what my life is like. This is what caused me to get offended. She doesn't know I drive a car old enough to buy itself beer. She doesn't know my family almost lost our house because times got desperate a few years ago. She doesn't know my dad's been in and out of the hospital for the last two years and I have to take care of him.
She doesn't know anything, yet she, I guess, racially profiled me?
Am I wrong for being offended by this? Should I tell someone a teacher is making racist remarks? I'm still in shock and not too sure what's right and wrong and if I should say something.