- Nov 17, 2017
I remember one time in college this white woman who worked in one of the offices showed me this poster about an event that had happened on campus and said something along the lines of "hey you're on the poster!" She was pointing at some other black student and thought that I was him. The dude didn't even look remotely like me besides the fact that he was black. Different hairstyle, different face, different build.
What really got me was when I told her it wasn't me she thought I was joking and was like "what? Of course that's you!" I had to explain that I wasn't even at this event so it couldn't possibly be me. I think at this point her white fragility sensors were going off and she realized what she had done so as per protocol she doubles down and says "Oh I was just joking but he looks just like you, doesn't he?!" I wasn't even upset or anything just kind of amazed at it all. You're supposed to dig up. I saw her in the hall a few time and she always had an awkward energy about her when she noticed me haha