So, today, after I left a shop at lunchtime, I was thinking about why some folk, including other people of colour, tend to not consider racism against yellow people.
Do they think
– it doesn’t happen
– it’s not as serious as racism against other races
– it doesn’t happen frequently enough to warrant attention
– yellow people don’t have feelings/are more resilient/have got good things going for them or are better off than other racial minorities so it’s ok?
It’s not as if there’s only a limited amount of fair treatment to fight for and share out. It’s not as if we can honestly fight for one minority while kicking and keeping down any other.
This isn’t a “boo hoo I have it so hard” cry. I don’t like the ranking, the double standards, the fragmentation of the cause.
And yes, inequality and injustices affect many minority groups – I’m not referring only to race, I’m wondering about compassion and solidarity between the oppressed – and intersect.