I Never Know What To Do When People Are Racist
I moved to Alaska from San Francisco. I love Alaska. Don't get me wrong. There is one thing here that drives me crazy. People in San Francisco are rarely casually racist, but in Alaska it's really common to listen to someone talking about how they hate natives, or how they don't trust black people.
I spent too long in California and no longer know how to process racism or homophobia. I feel like I give an awkward open mouthed sort of response when someone says something like that. I'll tell them that I disagree, but I'm surprised to need to deal with someone saying something like that.
Alaska tends to be a little bit behind on everything, and perhaps a little less enlightened that other places that I've lived.