That’s right. I don’t want to draw people of colour. Why? I don’t find them aesthetically pleasing. And no, that doesn’t make me racist. I have nothing against people of colour. I don’t have a problem with them. Some of my best friends are people of colour, and I don’t think any less of them for that.
I just don’t find poc attractive. Kinda like I don’t find big noses or buck teeth attractive. Or curly hair, or bushy eyebrows, or super thin lips, or certain face shapes. Or a lot of Freckles. Or really huge butts. Or ginormous boobs.
I like to draw things that I find attractive or interesting, so that’s what I’ll draw. If it doesn’t fit into what I think is attractive or interesting, I tend not to draw it.
And I don’t have to. So all you “BAH YOU DON’T DRAW POC! YOU RACIST!” people need to stfu. People can draw whatever the fuck they want, and you can’t force them to draw something they don’t want to. They might be racist, they might not. But it doesn’t matter. We all have free will.
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Try saying this out loud:
“I’m not racist, I just don’t find people of other races very attractive or interesting.”
Do you see the problem there?
Imagine someone you think of as definitely, inarguably racist. Think of something they would say about people of color. Now imagine them saying, “I’m not racist, I just think [this thing].”
You see how that doesn’t work?
Yes, everyone has free will, but I don’t see what you think that has to do with it. During the days of open segregation, people of their own free will decided to restrict their businesses and neighborhoods to white people only. Did the fact that they chose to do this based on their preferences make it “not racist”? No. That’s… that’s pretty much what racism is, on the individual level. You, of your own free will, deciding to do this.