woc: you’re not “too sensitive”
if you voice how legitimately racist something is, and a white man says, “you’re too sensitive”— they’re not only displaying their privilege, but they’re also displaying supremacy. they’re saying that they’re somehow more rational than you, that your response is unwarranted, and crazy. that is gaslighting.
don’t doubt yourself for one second. you are not crazy. you are not irrational. they are.
they’re not sensitive to your humanity because they don’t value your feelings, or opinions. they lack empathy for you, and your people. if “you’re too sensitive” is said to you in an academic setting, you are NOT in a safe zone. you’re in a hostile environment.