Unjustified

Warning: This post contains strong opinions and views regarding the killing of unarmed Black men by some White cops. I know all White cops aren’t bad, but this post is geared towards those that are. Stop reading now if you can’t handle the truth. You have been warned.

They say history likes to repeat itself and for Black people, that has definitely been the case. Take for instance the killing of unarmed or innocent Black men by White cops. Back then, not too long ago, it was nothing for a racist or prejudiced White cop to frame and or murder innocent Black people, especially Black men. If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, there have been a number of cops, White and a few Hispanic, who are being sentenced to prison for framing Black men.

Some of these Black men spent decades in jail for crimes they didn’t commit, but that meant nothing to these filthy cops. They freely admitted that framing Black people is easy because society easily sees Black people as criminals and a threat. By their own admission, they used that to frame and in some cases, kill innocent or unarmed Black men.

Most cops will take almost every measure not to shoot, kill or harm a White male mass shooter who just murdered several people. When it comes to a Black male who they “suspect” has a gun or even a gun on him, they will immediately shoot to kill or harm the Black male. Anyone with some sense who isn’t in denial or mentally deluded can see exactly where I’m coming from.

Again, so when it comes to a White mass shooter who just murdered several people, cops aren’t quick to kill him, but if it’s a “threatening” Black male with a possible gun or gun, taking steps to avoid shooting him or killing him is completely out of the question. Whew, the police brutality of hypocrisy! Now that’s some mess right there.

There has been a number of cops exposed and more are continuing to be exposed for shooting unarmed Black men. How did some of these disgusting rogue cops get away with it? They lied and said these Black men brandished a gun or had a gun which proved to be false after a lengthy investigation. And people wonder why so many Black people don’t trust all cops. Cops and their history with Black people hasn’t been the best so that should be a given.

If you aren’t Black, you can’t relate because you don’t know what it’s like to have to deal with daily racism, prejudice, discrimination and for most Black men, harassment by some racist or prejudiced cops. In the words of many good hearted non-Black people, it takes an incredible amount of strength, courage and endurance to be Black and that’s a fact. The overwhelming majority of White people wouldn’t last a day being Black and many have freely admitted that because they know it’s the truth.

Black people aren’t hard because we want to be, it’s because we have to be. With that being said, I stand by this post 110%.

Until next time…

Don’t Be Like This…

Don’t be racist, prejudiced or discriminate against someone who is of another race or nationality. We don’t deserve such ill-treatment and hate. We have feelings and rights too. As a person of color, I’m more in tune with racism, prejudice and discrimination because I live it and deal with it every single day. If you are not a person of color, you CAN’T relate, but you CAN empathize…

Just take a look at the news. There is so much of hate towards people of color and those of a different nationality. Racists and prejudiced people have such a long history of violence and it’s still prevalent today. They like to use violence and intimidation, yet people of color, especially Black people, are often seen as violent or threatening. It’s quite ironic considering how history has shown that we’ve been the biggest victims of racism, hate and violence. And you know what? We still are.

It’s amazing how racist and prejudiced people try to justify hating someone based solely on their race, ethnic background or nationality. It makes no sense whatsoever which is why I believe all prejudiced and racist people are dumb and delusional. You can’t convince me otherwise.

Until next time…

You Tried It

Some people are allowing their prejudice and racism to make them bold. If they aren’t shouting out the N-word, calling the cops for no reason or following you around, they are doing other out of line things. I got a few experiences myself to share with you tonight. If we don’t discuss these issues, how do we expect for things to get better? It’s happening much too often, but I’m smart enough to know not all White people are like this. There are a lot of good hearted White people out there.

The following experiences happened to me and I’m proud to say the “old” me was not awakened or disturbed. The Devil is busy y’all, real busy. Experiences in 3, 2, 1…

1. I had an older White woman tell me that I had to say ‘Yes ma’am’ to her and that I had no right to look her in the eye. – I continued to look her in the eyes and as far as ‘Yes ma’am’, she got a ‘Yes’. You tried it. 😏

2. I had a White man tell me my skin looks like s***. – I told him he was mad because he ages like milk. He got red as an apple. Not my fault my chocolate colored melanin makes me look younger. Many people still think I’m in my 20’s. You tried it. 😏

3. I had a White couple purposefully cut in front of me while uttering the N-word under their breath. – I moved my buggy and got right back in front of them. They was mad mad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. They tried it. 😏

4. I had a group of White college females yell out that my butt was “ghetto”. – I told them they were mad that their butts were shaped like flap jacks and that they should be worried about their man eyeballing me. Some of their boyfriends were hitting on me earlier. They looked like they wanted to cry when I told them. They tried it. 😏 The dolled up Anita pales in comparison to what most people see outside of my social circles. I keep tryna tell y’all. πŸ˜‚

Sometimes in life, you got to crush people with the truth and a smile. I’ve learned that’s the best way to put a racist / prejudiced individual in their place. Their facial expressions are priceless. I enjoy seeing it very much. It’s quite beautiful. πŸ€—πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

Until next time…

Don’t Sweat It

Time for another random post in response to a blog request. For those of you who are new to my blog, you can always email blog topic requests to algibson@bookinganita.com. This post may be a bit lengthy FYI.

I have a young reader in her twenties who recently experienced prejudice within the workplace. I was asked how do I deal with such unfortunate behaviors and to list my most recent experience of prejudice within the workplace.

Let me first say that even though I’m some years older than you, I still remember the stunned feeling that hit me when I had my first encounter of prejudice within the workplace. I was twenty-two years old and just like you, I was shocked when it first happened. I can tell you that as time goes on, you’ll eventually get used to it. It’s unfortunate that I have to say that last part, but it’s true.

As a person of color, I know all too well how I’m perceived by some White people. Not all White people are racist or prejudice, but some do exist within the workplace. I’m the type of individual where I don’t care what a prejudiced person says or thinks about me because they aren’t that important enough for me to care about. Do I sometimes find them annoying? Yes, but not to the point where I worry over them or lose sleep at night over them.

As far as a recent incident of prejudice within the workplace, a few weeks ago I had someone in upper management say to me that they were shocked to see that I knew how to interact professionally and socially. They did not stop there. They went further and stated that they were surprised I knew how to shake hands and hold a conversation. Unbelievable and sad.

If you are a person of color and you find yourself experiencing prejudice within the workplace, never stoop down to such a low level where you spew racism or prejudice back. Be better than that because you are better than that. Let them look ignorant and silly by themselves as you continue to live your best life.

Your life is not based on the negative thoughts and opinions of others beautiful people! Remember that. πŸ€”πŸ’­πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

Until next time…

Nice Try Rosie

Roseanne Barr had her show axed Monday after posting another racist and insensitive tweet about a person of color. She was called out in the past by her ex-husband Tom Arnold for her racially charged tweets, but with all that being said, I can’t help but to see her as a plum fool. Why do I say that? Here’s why. The president of ABC Entertainment (where her Roseanne reboot was aired) is an African American woman by the name of Channing Dungey. Guess who axed Roseanne Barr’s show within 11 hours after her tweet? You guessed it…

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Roseanne proved to be her own worst enemy and she freely provided her own rope to hang herself when she posted her most recent disgusting tweet. How DUMB is that? The woman who has an immense amount of power and control over not only you, but also your show happens to be a woman of color and you do something as foolish as that? I tell you it’s true, racist and prejudiced people are some of the most dumbest people in the world.

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Channing Dungey didn’t think twice about axing Roseanne’s show and she has millions of people who support her decision. Not only that, she is being praised for her swift decision. With all that being said, you can’t help but to feel bad for the innocent cast members who got caught up in Roseanne’s foolishness. I found it hilarious how her cast members quickly denounced Roseanne Barr and distanced themselves from her. Smart, very smart.

Roseanne is being verbally dragged all over the internet and the news by both fans and celebrities, but that didn’t stop her from stooping to a new low by blaming the medication Ambien for her actions. Nice try. Ambien responded back with the quickness that racism is not a side effect of their medication! It’s funny how racist and prejudiced people backtrack when they are called out by the masses. Racist and prejudiced
individuals tend to forget that people of color now have a strong voice. Many hold prominent positions and so your actions will come with serious consequences and repercussions.

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Roseanne’s rise and fall is proof that what you say or do can come back to bite you with a vengeance. She should’ve thought twice before she sent that tweet…

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Until next time…

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Oh, The Irony!

I recently saw a documentary for Black History month and there was a snippet shown on a man by the name of Craig Cobb. I had never heard of that man until then and what I saw made me laugh my butt off. Don’t worry, I’m going to post the video at the end so keep reading.

Craig Cobb is a well-known White Supremacist from Canada who had undergone an ancestry test to prove how pure he is. He hates Black people, no he despises Black people (his words) and he was confident he didn’t have any African ancestry. Um, let’s just say for a White person, his percentage of African ancestry is pretty high!

I can’t determine which is funnier, his facial expression realizing that he has a good bit of African ancestry, or the Black lady cackling next to him. Priceless! More and more White people are finding out that they have African ancestry. You have to keep in mind that millions of Black people passed for White and married Whites so….

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Until next time…

Viola Gregg Liuzzo

Does the name above ring a bell? Many have never heard of her even though she played a pivotal role during the Civil Rights movement. If you’ve never heard of her, I’m going to educate you briefly about her.

Viola Gregg Liuzzo was a White woman and mother of five who was killed in Selma, Alabama on March 25, 1965. Why was she killed? Because she was shuttling Black Civil Rights activists back and forth in an effort to try and keep them safe. Viola participated in many marches because she herself came from a poor background and grew up in the heavily segregated South. Primarily in Tennessee.

Viola was passionate about life and she wanted everyone regardless of their color to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Sadly, her efforts came to a tragic end when a group of Klan members gunned her down after spotting a Black male in the car with her. She was a “race mixer” and a traitor in their eyes and because of that, they decided to take her life. How sad.

Her assailants would go through a number of trials that resulted in acquittals and hung juries. In short, she hardly received any justice even though three of her attackers received a light sentence. When I see how the amount of racism, prejudice and hate is rearing its ugly head in unprecedented numbers, I think to myself how such ideas and mentalities are a waste of life.

If you are going to dislike someone, base it off of their character and not their skin color, ethnic background or socioeconomic status. To take a person’s life because they are of another race, ethnic background or because they choose to be friends with a different race is disgusting.

Its time to come together now more so than ever. Don’t believe me? Just take a look around. Until next time…