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Travels to Argentina: Racism in Cordoba

There is also something that I forgot to mention. I learned recently about the idea of intent versus impact. It is something that is really important especially in this case. I am sure that the intent of the experiences that I have had here surrounding race was not bad at all, but the impact is different, AND unless you are me, which you aren’t, you cannot understand the impact that it placed on me. I am aware that the intent in the cat calling situation and the “Gangster Paradise” situation was not bad. The second is debatable…Overall, the impact that I receive is my impact and therefore I am allowed to freely blog about MY EXPERIENCE. 

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Travels to Argentina: Racism in Cordoba

Okay, didn’t look at your photo I apologize sir. I also am not going to go back and forth with you about this because I was merely giving an account of my experience. If you reread my first post patiently and in its totality you will see that not once did I call Argentina racist or anything. But just as you said being called “negra” isn’t racist (I mentioned that as well), but in my informed opinion, it is irrelevant to my beauty. So if someone would like to call me beautiful they may do so, but that has nothing to do with my being Black. 

My experience has nothing to do with Argentina being racist or Argentines being racist because I clearly don’t think that. I KNOW that there are racist people all over the Americas and the world and as a Black person (you are White so I cannot expect you to understand this) my race is particularly important to me and I don’t take it lightly when I feel it is being degraded or used as something it is not. After all, Black is beautiful, so why say both?

I can’t expect you to understand, so say what you please, but I will speak from what I know and you may speak from what you know. If you do some research you will see that on my personal blog (not the Argentina one) I also speak a lot about racism and race…in the USA, but I am certainly not calling the USA racist and nor am I doing that to Argentina. Just because I am blogging about Argentina doesn’t mean my interests and concerns about race will cease. 

So please, take a step back, reread, research,and respect. That is something we are all taught, right?

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