Respectfully, that’s something that’s easy to say when you don’t belong to a minority group that is regularly and historically mistreated. It’s very much akin to white people who say that racism isn’t a thing any more when every BIPOC person you ask will be able to give you countless stories of racism they face on a daily basis.
ETA: I’d also like to remind folks that this is an international site. Just because you might think things are safe in your particular area doesn’t mean they’re safe everywhere. Just because something doesn’t apply to you, doesn’t mean others don’t need it.
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