Archive for July 10, 2012

I guess I have to ‘cheat’ a little bit here. I’ve had my fair share of jerks while running dungeons, or people who jump around when they are trying to disrupt an RP-event on purpose. The worst people I’ve encountered were part of a guild I was in. This was my old raiding guild in which I made a lot of friends. I left after a while when I wanted to play Age of Conan, but came back after a year. People had left and joined. Three new people joined the guild (2 guys and a guild princess) and one of them was also an officer. I didn’t particularly like them. They were obnoxious, loud and very full of themselves. I decided to not interact much with them and just leave it at that.

This changed when they made a racist joke on the recruitment forums of our guild. I asked if they please wouldn’t make jokes like that. I was polite and I don’t think my request was unreasonable. They however thought they had every right to be racists. I got loads of things being thrown my way. I guess the gem was: ‘why are you even upset, you’re not black enough to feel upset about it.’ And apparently the girl (who was Greek) was blacker then me and she was ok with racist jokes. Now I’ve seen pictures of this girl and trust me she is not black or brown at all. I guess for me it just stung, since I’m half-Caucasian and half Asian. I’ve always felt like I wasn’t white enough to call myself white, but now I was also being called out on not being ‘brown’ enough. I felt like I was nothing and I had no rights at all. I know it’s bullshit and I shouldn’t care about racist jerks, but it’s not easy when stuff like this happens.

Luckily I’m no longer part of those people any more, but I can’t help but hope that one day they’ll experience what it feels like to get comments like that thrown their way.

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