A little back ground first. I am mostly white and have some Mexican in me. I have lived and grown up in the west Texas area around a semi strong white presence and a small Hispanic presence. I have zero issues within my immediate family and extended family about my race or how I preceive myself. I am currently in my late 20's and have always been very "white" skinned.
I have always been told (not by my family) that am I white. That I'm not allowed to be offended if I'm called "beaner", "wetback", or "spic" because I'm white and it doesn't apply to me. Or that a spic joke is going way to far. But, if someone gets accused of being even the slightest bit racist, "I have a Mexican friend (me), I'm not racist!". I've dealt with and almost expect this garbage.
You know who has never cared if I considered myself white or Mexican? Mexicans. I have only ever been accepted as a person. They assume nothing of me. Find out my last name, curious about my relatives, wondering if maybe we are related (same last name). Find out I barely understand a hundredth of Spanish, try and teach me more and applaud me for trying. Never asked if I'm white or Mexican, just liked me for trying to understand my distant culture more.
But recently, I've been called racist.
I've been called racist, or to put it in his words, "my thinking is akin to racists". By this liberal, white, male, hairdresser. Because I think dreadlocks are disgusting and support businesses that do not wish to hire future employees with the hair style. I'm so furious at this. You think, because of my complexion you are doing a good deed calling someone racist. This person is the same level of scum sucking, ego masturbating, dirtbag that didn't let me even consider being Mexican. No sir, you are the racist assuming since I don't like something you think is "cultural", that I am wrong.
To you sir, go fuck yourself.