The Dangers of Being Black

We live in a world where so many people are offended by the presence of Black people. If they aren’t scoffing the N-word at us, they are threatening us with bodily harm, causing bodily harm, lying on us to the police or worse. The hundreds of videos uploaded daily don’t lie. That’s why so many Black people have their phones set on ready to record because it happens so often.

As a Black woman and a person of color, I have to deal with racism, prejudice and discrimination every single day. If its not happening while I’m out and about, it’s happening when I’m out with my racially diverse group of friends. When it’s not happening under those circumstances, it’s happening at work. It’s inevitable. There’s no escaping it and that’s an unfortunate fact for someone Black.

Anyone who says such racism, prejudice and discrimination doesn’t exist is fooling themselves. The average non-Black person wouldn’t last a day in a Black person’s shoes and that is an undeniable fact. Black people get up every day not knowing what type of racism, prejudice or discrimination they are going to face. Say what you want, but that is strength, courage and soul personified.

Until next time, be safe everyone.

Poka City: A Tale Of The Deep South

The South, specifically the Deep South has a long standing history of racism, discrimination, and hate. It comes as no surprise that the states with the most violent history of those three horrible acts include Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Now that is not to say that racism is only found in the four states that I just mentioned or that racism, discrimination or hate is found only in the South. Truth be told, racism, discrimination, and hate is everywhere; it just happens to be more prevalent here in the South. Poka City Blues touches on racism and discrimination while also recognizing the individuals who had the courage to rise above the racial hatred and to see beyond a person’s skin color. Everything does not always have to be seen as black and white because there is beauty in every color, hue or tone. If everything were in black and white, the world in my opinion would be plain and boring.

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