In the future, I may ignore such expressions. For the record, someone’s actually said this in print.
On a CNN program not long ago, one white man, who proudly claimed his belief in white supremacy, had the audacity to say, “I wish we had picked our own cotton.”
So do we. African Americans, I mean. We wish you had picked your own cotton, nursed your own babies, tilled your own fields, built your own roads, and done the scut work in factories that made the Industrial Revolution the “success” that it was.
You didn’t, though. African Americans made this country with their hard labor, as slaves and later as individuals caught up and used in the Convict Leasing programs in this country. …
Continue reading White-shaming
Tuesday afternoon at the library, instead of doing anything on [church obligations], I spent time with several articles that could have been predicted to make me angry. I’ve forgotten specifics about them, and Net History from the library terminal isn’t available to me here. The deal is, I recognized an appetite for darkness; “The Itch.” Similarly yesterday, yesterday morning, once I realized I really had nothing to do that day, I became intensely angry and prone to look for ways to act out that anger; e.g. by finding more such articles to fume over. Went through some more of the same last night, albeit presence in the shower saw it all go away.
All this in the face of my goal of being perpetually happy and cheerful and an emanator of light and joy.
Continue reading Appetites for darkness; befriending the shadow self.
Thursday, July 21, 14:15: See previous post, linked to below.
For the moment, it’s a pretty short story.
I’m pursuing an initial offer of a position as part-time produce clerk at a major local supermarket.
I had received that initial offer by e-mail 07/09/16.
I phoned them a number of times the following week. I phoned them again ~15:15 Friday 07/15/16. I wound up speaking with the gentleman who signed the original e-mail. It turns out they’d never received my response, so the background check had never been started. Continue reading Job search diary 07/13/16 – 07/19/16
At Messiah Truth, someone remarked:
I think the whole issue of race is downright silly.
I think it’s a question of what feelings and judgments get attached to it.
Continue reading Stereotypes have basis in fact.
This has become timely again.
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Thursday, July 14: The interview a week ago today, for position of part-time produce clerk at the Harris Teeter store at Canton Crossing, went favorably. On Saturday, I received from them an e-mail initial job offer, and accepted. They wanted me to begin no later than Friday, July 15, but as of this writing it doesn’t look like that will occur. There is additional paperwork that must be done, e.g. involving my IDs, and the drug test to take care of. I’ve not heard back from them as to any of that. Per my phone calls to them Monday and Wednesday, they are waiting for my background check to come back before doing anything else. This should be no problem.
Continue reading Job search diary 07/06/16 – 07/12/16
This is a time for the white person to look the black person in the eye and know that she or he is hurting.
This is a time for the black person to look the white person in the eye and know that he or she is hurting.