I’m not going to stop speaking about things like this until I start to see a change. I’m so tired of seeing other races feeling free to put their hands on black women.
The sad truth is that the black woman is the least protected out of everyone. We constantly get disrespected and when it happens we have to deal with people saying that we probably deserved it because the parties involved feel we said something out of the way or they may even blame it on the way that we may have dressed when we came to that facility. No matter what reasoning people try to give; there is never any reason for a man to put his hands on a woman, especially if she never laid a hand on him. I just wonder if those women happened to be a different ethnicity would that have happened? Some say yeah it didnt matter that they were black women.
I believe that it did. Let me rewind and tell you the situation. Well there were two women of color in a fast food restaurant in Texas I’m guessing waiting on there food and while they waited they exchanged a couple of choice words with the employees. This resulted in one of the employees coming around the counter to try and physically remove them from the facility. Needless to say that was the wrong move on his part.
This isnt the only time that I’ve seen black women being attacked while in a facility with intent to buy. It seems as if this is becoming the norm. This is my third time seeing something like this in a month. That is a little ridiculous. Don’t you think??!!!
It makes me sad and stressed to know that black people have to fight so hard just to be seen as non-violent and in a sense equal. But I know for a fact things won’t improve unless we play key roles in our own development as a people. We have to start finding value in ourselves before someone looking in ever can. It has to be known that we are our own support system. I remember growing up in a time that people greeted you when they passed you or upon seeing you (no matter if they knew you or not) they exchanged kind words. This in turn made your day more pleasant, and everyone wasn’t so concerned about self, self, self. We gave respect to our elders, because we were taught things like this. There was way more self control. I miss those times. There was a kind of warmness and sense of protection of knowing that people took the time to speak and stand up for what’s right, and over time get to know you. People now dont even try to engage in conversation with you unless you have something they want (for the most part). Working with the public you see a lot of different personalities. Truth be told many people that shop dont even remember the person that helped them, whether it be getting something down off of a self or ringing them up “that is so sad”. That in my opinion shows that this society has become to indulged in themselves’. That’s one major reason why we have so many killings, suicides, rape, and the plenty of other things that we have wrong. We have lost that sense of “connecting”. I think connecting with people outside of your circle helps to teach adversity and also helps those that go through things like depression find reasons to keep living. You never know, you may be saving someone’s life just by letting them in to yours.
I am at a lose for words. Highly pissed to the 100th degree. But i know that it is my own fault for remaining at a job that is not on my level. I’m sure that there are many other people that have to bite their tongue to preserve their job. But the question I continuously ask myself is, ” Is it worth it?” The longer I’m here the more I feel compelled to say “F*** this s***, and just walk off. But because I’m responsible and don’t care for change I stick it out. It’s a continuous circle of disappointment and disgust. I’m sure that there are many other people that feel this way or felt this way about their current or previous employer. I know I’m not alone.
The only question now is “what is your next move? ” Are you going to remain working for a company that disrespects and undermines your intelligence? Or are you going to finally use your intelligence to get to that place that you should be? I also know there are many of us out here that are at dead end jobs because we are afraid. Afraid of failing at the very thing that you know deep down you were put on this earth do. What you have to know and be confident about is that one thing that you can do better than anybody else. That thing that you are passionate about and know that you couldn’t live your life with out doing. I have this same struggle with myself. It is so much easier to talk about it rather than do it, because when your just talking about it there is no accountability.
Understand that life doesn’t always go the way that you plan, but there is never a reason not to live your purpose. The longer that you are doing something just because of material value; the more you will start hating that thing because it is not fulfilling your purpose or your soul . If we all found a way to live as we always have wanted this world would be a lot better than what it is. Choose your own path and never stray from it because of an outside force.