Anonymous asked: Maybe you were too hard on Tabitha Welsh. By saying "Black people actually make me feel really uncomfortable. #notracist", maybe she meant: "My rational mind believes that racism is wrong, and I don't treat people differently based on race, but I automatically get a feeling of discomfort around black people. I wonder what causes me to have these gut reactions and what they say about me as a person and about about human nature in general. Do we instinctively distrust those who are different?"
Yes, that would be nice.
But your quote omits the “#lol #sorrynotsorry” at the end of her tweet, and those pretty much clinch it for me. Not to mention that if she has a gut reaction of discomfort around a certain group of people, she’s going to treat them differently, much though she might not want to think so.