Friday, September 19, 2008

racism is STILL alive...part (whoknows)

so as my co-worker (who is white) went to breakfast at the Bourne Cafe & Grill this morning for breakfast we didn't know we would be walking into 1955...

CLEARLY it was a "white ONLY " establishment even though those words were not written on the doors...

we walked in placed our order and proceeded to sit there while at least 5 other orders (which were placed after ours)

as soon as we sat down it was like i was in an alien on the planet we call earth...i mean you could cut the tension with a knief it was totally insane...it was the most uncomfortable feeling.

i don't think i have experienced such a feeling like this in my adult life...i texted some people with my outrage and my mentor said "use your training" yea that's WAY easier said than done! I didn't act a fool or anything when the orders got backed up my co-worker went and asked about it...i mean i wasn't going to go up to them and teach them about the african-american experience and teach them about me and my culture and how ignorant they are/were being...keeping my composure was their lesson that all black folks don't act a fool and that we don't run away from ignorant ish either...


had i not pre-paid we probably would have left the place...but i am glad we didn't we sat and talked about work and talking about business...

lesson learned never run away from racism you stand tall and show and prove
she and i both were upset...of course i didn't let it get to me, but still it wasn't the best way to start my full day off...

6 comments:

G. Mo said...

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PreciousGem-Refinement in Progress said...

Please just return safely. Thank you.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

like u aint know

Blu Jewel said...

wow! though i really shouldn't be surprised. it's amazing how many establishments would prefer not to serve anyone but the white folk. it's a shame that in this day and age, it's still so rampant, but at least you held your grace and didn't reduce yourself to their expectations.

love!

eclectik said...

Heart me some you!
AND this blog

...the song? Not so much lol


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MysTery said...

Congrats hun. You go girl.