In the discussion thread: This is Monika Kichau, one of two owners of a coffee shop in Umeċ, Sweden. [View all]
Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #26)
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:23 AM
MrScorpio (60,521 posts)
27. You steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the patently racist motivation of the woman who reported her
Her motivation has always been in question and yet you continually deny the reasonable expectation of the innocent non-white shop owner to go about her business without being harassed, challenged and reported to the police, only to have the police initially doubt the validity of her store ownership.
You also refuse to acknowledge the extent to which white privilege, if the store owner had it, would have more than likely prevent the incident from occurring in the first place.
You continue to deflect from acknowledging these things by defending the police, who of course was there to protect the store property, but their actions were hostile at first the the store OWNER herself, NOT the white person harassing HER.
All you have is a claim that your reasoning isn't racist, however you refuse to acknowledge how racism itself could and most likely did factor into the incident.
No, asking for an ID is not in itself a racist act. However, I have observed that you are parsing the overall situation for why the police demanded to see an ID in the first place, in order serve your own inability to recognize how white privilege is the matter at hand here.
If you truly wish to actually work against racism, discrimination and white privilege, I suggest that you do better job to educate yourself about how these things work. Hiding from them won't do you any favors otherwise.
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