Category Archives: Race

Descriptors

How do you describe people?
I ask, because a few weeks ago, I was asked,

“Who is so and so?”

“He’s that black guy we met at…”

“Oh. Couldn’t you have described him by any other feature than his race?”

“ZOMG, here comes another lecture.” But….

STOP THE BUS! Could I have described him any other way? Of course the answer is a resounding “yes.” But I decided to take the path of least resistance and go with the obvious for the following reasons…

1. To refuse to acknowledge a persons race, is in a way a refusal to acknowledge them (my opinion). Being “Black, White, Latino, Asian whatever” is part of that person and unfortunately is an obvious “in your face adjective.” (that’s my high and mighty, morally superior reason)

2. My use of race to describe him was an easy way to start to winnow down the guest list as there were only four black people there, including myself and the other two were female.

Another reason closer to the truth…

3. I had no other available information to go on. You know like job, education, religion, orientation, yada yada ya.

and………………

The truth…

4. I see race before I see anything else. We all do! Is that such a “bad” thing? Now I do not believe that I’m talking about racial profiling or stereotyping. Perhaps I am. I think that I’m talking about the hue of a persons skin…the amount of melanin, that’s all.

So, amici although I do not believe that I was in error. I will admit, that I shall endeavour to use other descriptors when describing people. As I type this I realise that by doing that, I will have to continue my attempts at increased social interactions (conversations) in attempt to learn more about people so that the use of race becomes a “last ditch descriptor.”

Well, I am off out to find myself some breakfast and perhaps have another day of #publictranspostories. ✌️

Ahhh, an over the shoulder reader asked, “why not use hair colour, height, eye colour?”
My answer, “If his hair was any other colour than black, I would have said, ‘the black guy with the salt and pepper hair?’ ” The same goes for height. “The really tall (or short) black guy.” So, I couldn’t escape. ✌️

A pui tardí!

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Complications …

Why do we complicate the simple?

A quote from Ishmael

“The world of the Takers is one vast prison, and except for a handful of Leavers scattered across the world, the entire human race is now inside that prison.” ~ ISHMAEL

A cashier takes a stand…customer left holding…nothing! BRAVA!

Whew, Ok, I guess exhaustion can bring the strongest of us down. I have no idea when I fell asleep, but I awoke this am, with WOW…an abundance of energy.

Thinking about race/racism/hatred.

But, let’s go back to racism. This morning I was “fortunate” enough to stand on line with a woman who had some issue with every race on the planet. I heard “wet-back this, (a new one for me – camel fuc&#r that,) damn Jews…” I listened to how the “kikes” are ruining the world. The “rice beaters” are buying up the US. The “fags and lezzies” want to be just like us normal people. Now, as I am about to loose my bfast, the cashier, looked up at this woman – and refused service. WHAT?? I just can’t ring you out she said in a thick Mexican accent with an angelic smile on her face. It was perfect! The woman stood looking dumbfounded. She looked at me..with some look in her eye and in my fake Indian accent, I say “have a nice day.” The clerk didn’t give. The “support” gone, the woman, left alone, with head held high left the store.

This is the 21st century, isn’t it?

Read this “BOOYAKITTY” quote by Barak Obama (will post from desktop)



Ahhh, the goddess speaks, remember when John F. Kennedy said,

“But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?”