Welp. If you must know, the MC is black. The President is also black. They can say that. You and I can’t. It has nothing to do with my article because I’m talking about people from different races, but I’m glad your non sequitur gave you an excuse to type out the n-word over the internet if you were looking for that little release.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but judging by your photo I’m going to assume that you’re white. That’s not to say that you haven’t experienced prejudice (I don’t know your financial situation, sexual orientation, etc), but my point is that it’s not your place to debate what’s racist and what isn’t, especially with a person of color making a point about something that’s racist. And it’s not just me making this point (1 2 3). Think of it like this: I’m straight, so if a gay person tells me something is homophobic it’s not my place to go “no it’s not!” so I keep my mouth shut, listen, and correct any problematic behavior.

To you, I’m sure political correctness is some abstract concept that millennials are obsessed with, but I’m talking about basic respect for other humans. Lack of respect on small levels (like costumes) leads to bigger discrimination because the mistreatment of minorities becomes normalized. You are removed from the issue so you can tell others to lighten up, but I live through it. I’m not going to “lighten up” to make some dude feel like he did a good job on the internet today.

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