Decided to make a whole different post on this because it’s important I think. Treat people as individuals. Don’t assume that every black person supports…whatever. Don’t assume all women support whatever. Don’t assume all of any group supports people who claim to speak for them.
I think assuming things about people rather than simply treating everyone the same down the line is a form of laziness. And don’t forget- you don’t know other peoples experience just because you follow BLM or Harris or AOC or whoever. Everyone should be speaking to their own experience period.
We have such a melting pot here in the US- you never know about anyone- so stop pretending and pandering is annoying AF.
We are all different! We have different heritages, different experiences, our own opinions, etc.
Example- white liberal woman I knew posted a thing on “movie stereotypes”. Okay, her heart maybe was in the right place but I had to correct her on the Middle Eastern characterization because unbeknownst to her- there are people in middle eastern countries that are NOT Muslim. She didn’t know that. So in a way, she was actually perpetuating stereotypes. And did she thank me for correcting her? No, she ignored my comment. To me, this proves that woke culture is about virtue signaling and NOT about trying to understand other people.
Just don’t act like you know what other people are experiencing or going through because the media days so or you saw a woke meme.
Everyone wants to be treated as an individual. Period. Just because some is a certain ethnicity or religion or whatever- don’t treat us like we need special handling. Just respect us by treating us the same as everyone else.