If everybody would just stop making everything about race, you would realize everything is actually ok.
Said by my white, 20-something friend and co-worker.
I HATE this statement. How I think/feel/act is defined partially by my culture. Telling me to ignore my race is like telling me not to exist. Why must it be my responsibility to fix the world according to how she sees fit? I would say something to her, but I hesitate because I don’t think I need to be my white friends’ “minority educator.” I struggle with having this difference of opinion while trying to maintain a friendship.