"YOU'RE BASICALLY WHITE"

  1. Please never say this to me.
    Or any POC. It's so fucked up.
  2. Yes, I was born and raised in Michigan.
  3. Yes, I grew up in a predominantly white community.
  4. Yes, all my friends were white.
  5. But I am not white.
    I'm Indian.
  6. I am not a 'good' one. I'm not a 'cool' one.
    That's so fucked up to say. How can you not see that?
  7. I'm not an exception of any kind.
  8. When you insult Indian people, you insult me too.
  9. When you mock Indian culture, you mock MY culture.
  10. I don't want you to consider me as white.
    That's not a compliment. That's not who I am.
  11. Why is that so hard to understand?