People who don’t have the struggle are always like
“You see what you want to see in the world—
People aren’t that bad, maybe you’re just miserable”
Various shades of that sentiment.
But bias is literally
A somewhat invisible social phenomenon
If hatred and bigotry could be cast as
Colors, auras, my body would be
Bias exists only in communities
It’s what happens when the majority consciously or unconsciously believes something
And they act accordingly.
You don’t have to identify as a transphobe
To participate in transphobia.
You don’t have to identify as a racist
To participate in racism.
To put it simply—
You don’t have to identify as a musician
To sing out loud at concerts.
But if someone you hate
Sings your favorite song
You’ll tell them to shut up
No matter how good they are.