To the woman on the bus

I have just entered the bus, paid the fare and asked for a transfer, when I go and sit down and realized that I was getting a dirty stare by this mid-aged white woman. Being the only brown guy on the bus, I realized what the difference between a regular look or stare, and that glaze at you, as if she is not safe or uncomfortable next to you. The look of hate and fear. So evident, from my youth of growing up in the UK, Canada, and seeing dirty looks and slurs of being a brown middle-eastern guy in a white world. I hope you do realize that I am not religious, I am very friendly guy and I like to smile to make people smile. Try it sometime, a smile makes a difference. —A Brown Guy in a White Neighborhood

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