How my ideas are so easily swayed
Media input and poor cognition
Making light of very harmful subjects
I hold to individualism
Having a poor understanding of others experience
Made me color blind
Ignorant of the leftovers of systemic oppression
I hold to ideals of freedom
Growing up far from history, and the south
I am a bad person
Because I do not understand you
This is my privilege:
1. I am only concerned with my particular issues, because I am ignorant of others values and histories.
2. I have no experience with other factions and cultures within my country; unless you count popular media outlets, which I find hard to believe are representative of individual citizens values. (I, for example, have never felt accurately represented)
3. I have a hard time sticking to the rhetoric of the past. I seem to steer discussions towards class and individuals decisions; not racism/sexism. Again, because it is an issue I have no first hand experience with.
4. I do not believe I can save anybody, but I do not impede anyone’s pursuits. (Although I will openly compete with anybody, regardless of race/sex, to secure my own livelihood.)
Please do not hate me, I am only stating my own ignorance in an attempt to reconcile my views with others. I prefer to be honest with myself. And to be honest with you, I do this blog for me. Thank you for your patience while I grow and learn.