Sunday, August 22, 2010

“i don’t care about what you are. i care about what you did”

once you read this you’ll probably figure out what sparked it.

let’s start with simple and subtle incidents.

  • i used to work in the campus store at my university (unc-chapel hill). i often would get the ‘do you go here’ question by customers young and old, which i let slide since i didn’t want to “be so sensitive” however, one day a likable enough (ha) lady came up and struck a conversation with me. then she said, “oh do you go to [north carolina] central?” if anyone isn’t from nc, central is the local hbcu that’s 20 minutes away. now…what sense would it make for to drive all the way to ANOTHER university to work?
  • if somebody asks where i’m from, and i tell them. i get “oh did you go to hillside? (the worst performing school in the city)” nope, i went to the n.c. school of science and math. google it bitch, we have a wikipedia page. why would you assume i went to hillside?
  • one day one of the black frats was stepping in the pit (a place in the middle of campus where many groups pub and do little performances). a lady asked, “oh are they visiting from another campus?”

and this is stuff i just thought of in the last 2 minutes off the top of my head. i haven’t mentioned the race of these people. but i’m sure it’s pretty obvious. these people in their hearts of course would never believe that they’re racist. when you call them on it they get angry or call you sensitive or cry or some other diversionary bullshit other than confronting themselves and critically thinking about why they said or did these things.

we’re not going to get into the blatant stuff.

watch the vid and peep game from my 2nd favorite biracial man, jay smooth.

there’s more to acting racist than just calling people nigger. it’s usually that little thing called dismissing the feelings and input of a specific group or people. or better yet, not seeing an individual but seeing a [insert race] person. (fine example: laura ingraham’s simple ass writing in her trash book “the obama diaries” that michelle obama would eat ribs all day. the same michelle obama who makes a point to work out on a regular basis and sponsors a healthy eating initiative. she didn’t see michelle obama. she saw a black person. and you know how those negros love their pork!) and while you may not BE a racist (at least in your own eyes)…some of ya’ll do and say some racist ass shit. and after a while the little slights start to add up. so excuse the hell out of some of us for being “hypersensitive”

geez louise i just wrote my first real blog entry in literally months. i’m rusty.…somehow i think i just became apathetic about life. i’m working on it. i originally wrote this for my tumblr but i decided to post it here first since i seemed to have gained a few new followers even though i haven't updated in a while.

lucyyyyyy, i'm hoooooooooome.


*~Miss M~* said...

lmao "Black people actually go to Carolina and graduate without being on athletic scholarship? My God! Who knew?"

Marsy said...

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Dee O. said...

I feel the same way girl....I was in the pharmacy school at Rutgers University which is predominantly asian & indians and some white and almost no black people so whenever someone asked me my major and i told them pharmacy, they would say "REALLY?! YOU!" at first, like you, i let it slide because i figured maybe i was being sensitive, but after my fellow pharmacy classmates started giving me the side-eye in class i started getting frustrated. people need to wake up and smell the chanel numba 5, black people are on the same level as everybody else! unfortunately, i was forced to transfer to penn state which doesn't have a 6 year pharmacy program so i won't get the chance to rub my degree in their face :/ but the fact that i got into the program should be enough! :) its ok girl, keep ya head up and don't pay any mind to those ignorant individuals.


Jac said...

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Evon said...

I completely feel the same way. I live in Kentucky. I live in Loisville, which is a larger city (for a smaller state anyway). I work in a country town that is 30 miles away from where I live. There are virtually no black people there. Im the only black person that works at any bank out there. One day I had extensions in my hair. This woman was talking to another of our customers and she said somthing to the effect of "Oh maybe i'll go get me a WEAVE like that one over there god forbid." I was flabbergasted!!!

stormismyname said...

It's sad to say that Martin Luther Kings dream hit a brick wall with no one to help it over. The color of skin shouldn't matter, but it does. First impressions are summed up into stereotypes by most people.

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Pool Fool said...

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Anonymous said...

i feel you, people make me feel that i am overly sensitive when i speak up. it's a real shame that in 2011 people still can't see who THEY really are.

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Soledad said...

I Completely agree with you. I think we first have to fix our own race before we fix others we can't expect others to respects us when we can't even respect each other.

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If I'm being completely honest, and I don't want to sound like a terrible person, your blog gives me alot to think about when it comes to my own thoughts and actions. Thanks

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Cassidy Schroeppel said...

it can go the other way around someone of any race can be racist to someone from any other race. doesnt matter if you're mexican and your talking to someone who's chinese, you can still be racist to that person. I think it's funny that sometimes people just say someone racist when they say they dislike president Obama! people don't like Obama because they think he's an idiot, not because he's black

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★Lisha☆ said...

Nice post! I hate when people have low expectations of another because they feel more superior than a particular group. But, they need to know what they are overlooking when they have their noses so high in the air. ;)

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