posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 05:30 AM
Though I think the issue of racism is legit & worth discussing,
I can't help but wonder if the comment "You're black, ewwww" wasn't a commentary of your tan?
Like, not that she thought you were african american, but that, like many americans in the last ten years or so, she has a habit of being outspoken
about the dangers of tanning and trying to "shame" people for being tan...?
I've heard them refer to a very dark tan as being "black" (as in carbonized by the sun).
I first noticed that as a big "thing" when I went back to Calif. (my native home too) about three years ago. It was cool to put down people who were
tan...and allowed because that is a choice, not how one is born.
On the other hand, the Go back to Mexico thing is ironic as someone else pointed out, but unfortunately, it seems, from where I am anyway, the extreme
polarization happening in the US in politics as well as everything else, means there is a large portion of the population for whom such racism has
somehow become acceptable.
I have family members who used to be left winged hippies, but after 911, turned into right wing christians who blather on loudly about immigrants and
welfare mothers, blacks and mexicans. It is really horrendous.