You have no right to stand your ground. Allow yourself to be followed and profiled silently. Do not defend yourself. A fist to the nose is aggression, not defense, even if you are followed. Everything about you is wrong. You will be legally shot for retaliation. Unlike you, the man who shoots you will have the right to defend himself. Among the many rights denied to you–the presidency, reproductive choice, privacy–is the right to ever stand your ground. This right is the privilege of white men.
If a white man happens to shoot you, Everyone Who Matters in this Country will pretend he is Hispanic. Only white people will behave as though “Hispanic” is a race, not a culture that encompasses a variety of races. If the white man who happens to shoot you does not, and never did, identify with or engage in Hispanic culture, he will still be called Hispanic by white people who are trying too hard and don’t know the difference.
If your son is shot and the aggressor walks free, do not attempt to bring this to the attention of the media or ask why the aggressor was not investigated. You will be accused of exploiting your dead son for money, something your race is known for. (See also: welfare.) Do not cry, or you will be accused of exploiting your dead son for money. Do not claim your dead son does not deserve to be dead, or you will be accused of exploiting your dead son for money. Again, remain silent. Your son deserves this because he has no right to self defense. Everything about him is wrong.
If you are a witness, your ability to read cursive will be questioned, regardless of whether it is relevant. Do not rely on the fact that you can speak three languages to prove your intelligence over that of your cross-examiner. As long as you are not white, you are effectively stupid. And you should have learned cursive, you stupid fucker. Even if you can speak three languages. Even if you’re smart enough to know the difference between a culture and a race.