This is Mikae. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am mixed Chinese/White American.
i think a lot about how, like, more public and available knowledge about orientations and identities and stuff translates into, like, way more out queer people and how, like, a solid half of the people my age i know are some kind of queer and i’m wondering what it’d be like if, like, older people had this whole thing growing up
unrelatedly when i was like fourteen i distinctly remember writing somewhere that racism was over but there were still racists in, like, the south, and that soon homophobia would be over but there would still probably be homophobes in also the south
i was also a little libertarian douche
i’m not sure if the argument against allowing fourteen-year-olds to vote needs any more anecdotal evidence but here you go
y’know i think the most obnoxious part of the “i’m not racist” mentality is that it allows (white) people to have a completely clear conscience about arbitrarily deriding some prominent person of color
it really isn’t that hard to think about, like, “why do i actually hate them, is it because of something bad they did or is it just like a shitty thing i think because of racism”, and the answer is usually the second one