The video I’m sharing demonstrates the “old”? America that certain groups of people are clamoring to uphold. It’s the ideology behind the “Make America Great Again” slogan. Or lunacy. Let me clarify this post by saying that I don’t believe that ALL non-minority individuals think, talk, or behave in a racist manner. Some of the kindest people I know DO NOT look like me or share my cultural values, but a mutual respect still exists. What I am saying is that the behavior demonstrated in this video underscores a “feeling” that many African-Americans experience on a daily basis. It is pervasive, disheartening, and dangerous.
At the end of the article when the female victim says that she could “feel the intention” coming from the gun-toting manager, I felt that. You can’t be a black person living in the U.S. and not have at least one experience where the hatred of someone who doesn’t look like you, is aimed directly at you. Maliciously. And usually completely unprovoked. Anyone who is offended by this post should probably be asking themselves why that is. Seriously. Anywho, check out the link. #LivingWhileBlack