Oftentimes, “offense” is actually guilt at heart. When people insist they have nothing to feel guilty about, it’s likely overcompensation for actually feeling guilty but not being able to own up to it. Everyone has prejudices but people are afraid to own up to it. This is why I appreciate when people expose themselves without realizing it, so I know how to proceed from there on.
And then we have the Christians with their missions trips… building homes and bringing aid while manipulating peoples’ cultural belief systems via pressurized conversion.
Whiteness as a Colonizing Force (via thetart)