bailarrose (bailarrose) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Is it harder to understand discrimination if your white/unflawed?

I was sitting joking around with some friends when my friend Amanda says that, "Your going to be like the Mexicans and have nothing, but babies." I got kinda awkward then. My friend Jamie and I tried to explain to her how that is/could be seen as racist/ignorant, but she just couldn't understand and didn't know why we were so mad at her for saying it because we aren't Mexican. This is when Jamie told Amanda that  she could never really understand because:
1.) She's white
2.)She thin
3.)She doesn't have a superficial flaw
Because of those reasons Jamie said she could never understand. I disagree, but it did get me wondering if maybe I was wrong and maybe it is harder to understand discrimination if it hasn't happened to you or against your people. So, again, my question is

Is it harder to understand discrimination if your white/unflawed?


BTW: I'm black/filipino and Jamie is East Asian.
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