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IS IT OK TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AROUND SOMEONE OF A DIFFERENT RACE?
We cannot help who we feel uncomfortable around. So yes, it's okay. Just be aware of why you're uncomfortable and how you can change your behavior. Your uncomfortable feeling isn't fair to you or to a person of that race. People are afraid of two things: the possibility of danger and the unknown. If you feel uncomfortable around someone, is it because you don’t know the person? Is it because you were taught to be uncomfortable around them? Both can be changed, but you need to put in the work in order to improve your mindset about different races.
WHY DON’T I CARE AS MUCH AS I SHOULD ABOUT INEQUALITY?
If inequality doesn't affect your rights and freedoms, you might not feel the same as minorities about the topic. Maybe you don't have an opinion about it, and that's understandable! We rarely feel strongly about things that don't affect our everyday lives. Instead of ignoring what is happening around you, educate yourself on how and where discrimination occurs. It's okay to not be deeply involved in fixing the problem, but don't be oblivious to the injustices that are present in society.
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