When my friend came back from a retreat, she told me about how she has this problem. And I realized: so do I.
When old women [above the collegic level] wear hoodies, I assume they are weird and hobo-y. Boys who aren’t hot are probably weird. Black people [this is especially sad since I am a living example of the non-truth of this] aren’t very successful, or do well in school. Ppl with any sort of chain or majority black on are goth. Etc.
And it is esp. sad bc I have seen how all of these are not true. I get good grades, and I am black. My brother has a 4.0 and he’s black. My dad, mom…. all really smart. Barrack Obama… the list goes awn. The most Catholic girl in my class ‘dresses goth’.