Somewhere we lost our voice. It is quite possible that we have been rejected, denied and misrepresented so much that we have just gotten tired of speaking up and out.
For me personally, I used to believe that when people said that they wanted the truth, that they actually meant it. Unfortunately, I would soon discover that people were only trying to determine who was really willing to go along with their agenda. In the section of corporate America that I work for, you are either with the political games or you are ostracized if you don’t play the game right, especially If you are trying to build your career.
I have experienced racial discrimination, racial inequality, flat out discrimination or pure evil; however you want to view it, to me I was not treated the same as my white counterparts.
Th current events of unrest and injustices which have plagued our world has rehashed so many of the negative memories and emotions that I have experienced in my 36 years as federal worker.
The disturbing and rude awakening I discovered is the rate at which black people, men and women, allow themselves to be used to oppress other black people for their own, “seemingly” protection. This is so alarming and probably unbelievable to some. It’s not about having a “black agenda” because quite frankly there are some real trifling black folks out here too, but there is a proper way to address every situation.
By no means am I suggesting that anyone jeopardize their livelihood for someone who has no intentions of being a person of character and integrity; but somehow so many people of color (black peoples) became duped into thinking that if they separate themselves that they would be safe; while all along they are sick with guilt because they know that they are not being true to who they are. They see the discrimination and unfair treatment and will not say a word. They allow themselves to be placed in positions of authority, with the understanding that they will be used as a token; they are just the face but they are not calling the shots.
Yes indeed we have issues with white on black discrimination and unfair treatment; we will get to the root of it. We will no longer be silent because we have the support needed to unite together, no matter what race, creed or color. We all want the same things in life, an equal opportunity to be educated, recognized for the content of our character and not the color of our skin, and to compete for and be earn the same opportunities to excel in life.
I am not deceived, I know we have a long road ahead of us. I am grateful to be living in this moment for our future generations. Our children and our children’s children will be able to look back at this time in history and know that from which we have come.
Our lives will never be the same. We are forever changed by the hideous events that have plagued the African American community for more than 400 years.
These injustices may impact the black communities directly, but none of us are exempt from our moral responsibility to treat people like human beings.
Find a worthwhile cause and get involved in the change you want to see.
Thank you for you time. I appreciate you!!
Stay In Peace
The Designer’s Original