(And neither am I that easily oppressed.)
Being prejudiced against someone for something they have no control over... like 'race', is pretty shitty, even without the historical context of colonization/mass oppression.
No one including the professor had seen me. That was my cue to stroll in and watch peoples JAWS DROP TO THE FLOOR.
It wasn't a great time in my life. I was terribly homesick, and used to multicultural expat surroundings. In Pakistan I was always judged and exoticized for having a foreign accent (when i spoke english). I remember kids in school asking me to say certain words over and over. I mean, it wasn't hurtful, but got annoying to be a 'fascinating object'.
Yes, racism and sexism exist. But to think everyone is out to oppress you is not only delusional, it devalues the harm done by actual racism/actual sexism.