An anon poster confessed today that she felt nervous and uncomfortable around blacks, that "all black women were loud and rude" and that "all black men seem like they will screw anything that walks" I usually let the things that people say on here slide off my back but for some reason this has really hurt my feelings...I've taken it personally I guess.
Being a black woman, married to a black man and raising black children...in 2011...I guess I was stupid enough to believe that all that racist crap was behind us...lol...silly of me to think that I guess...it's just that I have been lucky enough to never experience racism up close and personal...it was always something that I seen on TV or heard about on the news and I guess the fact that, yes, we are STILL being judged on the color of our skin instead of the content of our character is alarming to me! I wasnt able to choose my skin color when I was born...why is that a crime??? What I WAS able to do was make sure that I was a good person, but apparently thats just not good enough.
I live in a very small, mostly white town in Northern California and me and my family are one the VERY few black families that live here...and to tell you the truth I've never even given it a second thought. I love my town, it's an awesome place to raise my children and I have no intention of ever moving...but now I wonder...are me and my family making people uncomfortable just by our very presence??? Is someone watching us just waiting for me to get all loud and ghetto and for my husband to step out on me with the first woman who shows him any attention???
WHEN are we going to get away from these horrible sterotypes and stop seeing each other as colors and start seeing each other as people? as mothers? as brothers and sister and husbands and fathers???? I am so sad right now I could cry! How long am I going to be judged because I had the "misfortune" to be born black?????
**I put this in Relationships because it's not about the CM post as much as it's about people and our veiws of each other**
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