HOLLA ON THE GO: “I am a 14-year-old high schooler”
I am a 14-year-old high schooler and one day while waiting for the bus, people stepped out the front door so I moved back to let them move but an old lady’s shopping bags got stuck on my bookbag and she violently tried to rip them off while saying “Why are you people like this?”
I am also a Muslim girl who chooses to wear the hijab so this phrase really hurt me. This old lady clearly had some prejudice of my religion and my people in her mind as she chose to think of this incident as my fault when in fact it was just an accident.
Many people were standing there and no one said anything and I felt humiliated and shamed. I should have said [something] but I did not want to seem rude as the old lady clearly thought of me as such and I did not want to fuel her stereotypes any further.
Please if you see any harassment defend the victim! [got_back]