The flat-nose racism. 

​Interesting about racial remarks. 

Having struck my eyeball on a wall without a scratch on my eyebrow, I proceeded to tell a story about the benefits of my bone structure. In school, I was able to sleep face down at my desk on my forehead, eyeballs, and chin without obstructing my breathing. So much more comfortable than having to twist your face to the side. 

People are like “eeek. Don’t say stuff like that!”
Think about this. I didn’t make a racist comment. I made a race-related comment. 

Because I never ever said being able to sleep flat on my face was a bad thing or that having a flat nose in childhood equated to being ugly. I didn’t even say “Asian faces.” It was just like saying “I have a high cheek bone” or “high browridge.” It was a description of a face. 

There is nothing wrong with my comment unless someone was working on an assumption a flat nose is bad. So… if they think I said a bad thing, it exposes their racism, not mine. 

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