I don’t give a toss which colour under the rainbow you are!

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(“I DON’T HAVE TO”)

I happen to be a…

…WHITE (as far as I know. I’m not proud of it as I had no input in it, and frankly, I don’t care. I’m not ashamed or feel accountable or responsible of what people with my skin colour did/are doing to peoples of different skin colours. I am however immensely inspired not to follow in their footsteps),

…FRENCH (don’t judge, no input there either so neither proud nor ashamed. Just blame my parents),

…CHRISTIAN (not flaunting it. Not interested in proselytism either. My business),

…ABLE-BODIED (although it’s all going downhill from now on…),

…SOUND-MINDED (most of the time),

…STRAIGHT (it works for me, thank you very much),

…WOMAN (no sex change planned in the near future but you never know) with FACE BLINDNESS (it could be worse but FaceBook is a saving grace) and A BIG HEART (most credit goes to my amazing mum).

Now,

I don’t have to like you just because you are non WHITE, for fear of being called a racist. I don’t give a toss which colour under the rainbow you are. Equally, I don’t have to like you just because you are WHITE, that would make me a white supremacist and therefore an idiot. If I don’t like you, it’s only because I don’t like your heart, and that’s ok.

I don’t have to like you just because you’re not FRENCH, for fear of being called a xenophobe. I couldn’t careless which country you come from. Equally, I don’t have to like you just because you are FRENCH, that would make me chauvinistic and short-sighted. If I don’t like you, it’s only because I don’t like your heart, and that’s ok.

I don’t have to like you just because you are non-CHRISTIAN, for fear of being called islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-take-your-pick-whatever-religion-or-school-of-thought-you-happen-to-belong-to. Equally, I don’t have to like you just because you are CHRISTIAN, that would make me an extremist and a fool. If I don’t like you it’s only because, you know what’s coming… I don’t like your heart, and that’s ok.

I don’t have to like you just because you are DISABLED, for fear of being called an ableist or a heartless eugenist (here’s a pleonasm in all its glory!). Equally, I don’t have to like you just because you are ABLE-BODIED OR SOUND-MINDED, that would make me the biggest fool. If i don’t like you, all together now… it’s only because i don’t like your heart, and that’s ok.

I don’t have to like you because you are not STRAIGHT, for fear of being called homophobic or whatever goes these days. I don’t give a hoot even if you’ve never done any geometry. Do what you like with your peanut, your zizi, or cauliflower, as long as you don’t hurt anyone and you’ve got the full consent of the one(s) you’re playing with. Equally, I don’t have to like you just because you are HETEROSEXUAL , that would make me …. a tart? If I don’t like you, here it comes…. it’s only because i don’t like your heart, and that’s ok.

No, I don’t have to love you or even like you.

But one thing is for sure, I have to and will stand by you and with you if people don’t like you just because of your race, creed, physical or cognitive differences, sexual orientation and gender, because that is not ok.

(Now, try and replace the words that are in capital bold letters with what applies to you. Aren’t we just all the same?)

Simple.

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