2009年10月21日,星期三

请不要

It kills me when I hear people tell stories and they just have to say the race of the person involved when it has NOTHING to do with the story. It's usually 白色 people who have to say that the person in the story was black. White people never say that the person in the story was 白色.

把我逼上墙。

例如,某人(白人)今天在告诉我一个关于邻居的故事。她说:“有两个看起来粗糙的黑人坐在他们的前草坪上。”这些人是黑人的事实与这个人的故事无关。有人说。

我不得不退缩-因为我曾经并且仍然不知道如何应对。我可能会嘴(也许是对的),然后说:“您说这些人是黑人吗?”或者,就像我一样,我什么也没说,然后在脑海里一遍又一遍又一遍又一遍地在脑海里磨牙,然后对自己没说些什么而对自己骂了。

Oh, and when 白色 people say "black"---they look around the room to make sure there is no black person around and then they whisper "black" anyway.

黑色不是一个坏词。不需要小声说。

也不需要与人的种族无关的对话。

Because what I find is that "black" is used from one 白色 person to another to say something about the character of the person in the story. Like we are supposed to take 白色-person-stereotypes of black people, heard the person in the story is black, and then apply those 刻板印象 to that person. (Am I making any sense here?)

还有其他人真的为此感到烦恼吗?

1条评论:

  1. 是的,这绝对让我发疯!

    不过,奇怪的是,几个月前,我听到一位黑人妇女提到白人时所做的事情。我和两个年轻的黑人妇女坐在一起,是唯一的白人妇女。一个女孩在讲一个故事,她跌跌撞撞地走了,因为她认为故事中的那个人是"white"但我从来没有做过这个故事中的其他黑人。实际上让我感到非常有趣,因为我've seen it happen SO often among 白色 folks. At least it works both ways. ;)

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