Did I Hear Correctly? ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿพ

I never thought for ONE moment in my life that I would publicly be addressing Racism. I’m blessed to be part of a huge extended family that reflects multiple ethnicities. I believe that ‘Education builds bridges for all people to cross to become the Human race’ ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ.  Well, I trust MY last sentence was acceptable to you, because my words just came together to form the sentence – and I liked it !!! But, I honestly believe education is key to seeing everyone as a part of the human race. 


Last evening I was at the receiving end of an offensive comment that stumped me enough to cause me to pause in disbelief. I must say, it was done in a subtle manner something like an unintended sarcastic response. Nevertheless I was appalled. 

Here’s the scenario: I wanted to see the Movie ‘Jackie’… so my sister accompanied me. We first had dinner in the VIP Lounge after which we decided it was time to get seated inside the VIP room. My sister was a little way behind me as I entered the auditorium. As I stood waiting for my sister in the aisle …there was a young lady who was on her way out to grab something before the movie started. 

Oblivious to the young lady that I was standing next to her waiting for my sister and I to get seated, she proceeded to speak up a little loud, enough to get her Mom’s attention who was already seated – ‘It’s all white Mom’. I believe it was whatever ‘thing’ she was heading outside to purchase. As she turned to continue her trip outside …she noticed I was standing next to her waiting to get into our seats. So with the same previous tone to her Mom, she told her Mom …’Mom, it’s all white JUST LIKE US’.

I was so stunned and puzzled at her second comment that I looked around the 40 leather seats ๐Ÿ’บ to observe the audience. Yep, my sister and I were the only blacks. My non-verbal response – I waited for her to return to the room and proceeded to give three deliberate stares that made her very uncomfortable. There were approximately 40 leatherback seats (all occupied) ๐Ÿ’บ and only two black persons in the VIP room.



I had to command my thoughts to – let it go! ๐ŸŽˆ


1. I am not crazy. I am not being too sensitive. My reaction was valid. It hurt and it was very awkward to address with a stranger. So, I needed to write about it to get it out of my head. I’m a blogger, and blogging helps me to express my feelings, thoughts and lessons learnt. I also blog to help you with life lessons if ever you are faced with similar challenges. We all can intellectually avoid confrontations when faced with any form of racism- no matter the color.

2. Make a healthy call to let it go mentally. No overthinking. No retaliation.  Anything else makes you just as guilty as the person who offended you. Purpose to keep your composure in all situations. Adjust your Crown ๐Ÿ‘‘ 

โ€œFools are quick to express their anger, but wise people are patient and control themselves.โ€ Proverbsโ€ฌ โ€ญ29:11โ€ฌ โ€ญERV


3. Pick your battles. NOT EVERYONE – white, black, Asian, Mexican, or any other ethnicity that interacts with you is thoughtless or insensitive. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ


4. I will never see her again, so it’s not worth losing my sleep because of her comment whether spoken intentionally or un-intentionally.


Why can’t we all just get along?


8 thoughts on “Did I Hear Correctly? ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿพ

  1. ๐ŸŽผImagine all the people, living for today, living life in peace, sharing all the world …
    ๐ŸŽถYou may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one ๐ŸŽต…

    LOVE is the answer and education is the key ๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•โœŒ

  2. Wow! That was very unfortunate. I guess your presence in the lounge is what probably affected her. It showed there was no exclusivity and you could have afforded it. You did well in choosing to be the bigger person. As your favorite person says “when they go low, we go high”.
    Keep flying the flag high and making a statement.

  3. You had a very intresting experience. In my country we experience the class thing. Based on what class of society you are from it will dertimine a lot of things for your life๐Ÿ˜.

    The good thing about life is that one day great and small, must stand before the throne of God Revelation 20:12.

    Love๐ŸŒน

    Marlene

    1. Love you brother . I’m happy I have a brother to call in moments like this. I can lean on you. Thanks for always being there for me and with me. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

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