Let me share:

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Since this is black history month I will be telling you somethings about me and just having a conversation with you. Yes, I’m a black woman who doesn’t feel like my skin color should be threatening. As I was growing up the only people who looked at me like I was beautiful was my people. I never really got why I wasn’t liked by some and why others just pretended that I didn’t exist. I had a really good friend who was white and I was never invited to any of her birthday parties that she had. I asked her about this ( I was in elementary at the time) and she said that her parents didn’t like black people and that her parents didn’t know that she had black friends. This hurt me deeply because one I had never met her parents and two I’m just a child. What about me don’t you like? I remember going to my grandma about this and she said some people are taught to hate and they don’t understand why they hate. And some are taught that we as black people are nothing and should be treated as such. This truly hurt me. I have never seen color but others do. Even in the workplace, I had noticed that I’m liked until I’m promoted and then I’m not spoken to anymore. The older that I get the more hopeful I am that racism will one day go away. But let’s be honest it will probably be here longer than me. This is just one of many stories.

7 thoughts on “Let me share:

  1. The “I don’t see colour” term is somewhat questionable and i mean this respectfully because at face value that is what is presented. I can say that it does not make an entire being. I think racism will never die out as division will always be in the world. Like even with blacks there’s then another thing of colourism and light vs dark skinned. Which even causes more strains and tensions That’s my personal view. I appreciate the honesty in this post overall and to go through what you did at such a young age is definitely sad

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  2. I was born and raised in the Deep South so I know exactly how you feel. I too have many stories in dealing with racism and unfair treatment. My mother would always say “it will never be right until God makes it right”. I believe that wholeheartedly. Racism is too deeply ingrained and continues to be taught and is too profitable to just go away on its own. Sadly, I feel this world is getting more hateful. We will only see true peace and unity in God’s Kingdom (Psalms 37:10,11).

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