Today on the bus I witnessed a couple of thugs (well one out of the two who were there) no older than 17 years old grab this asian girl's ipod just before they got off the bus. I was sitting less than 5 feet away and the whole thing happened so fast I hardly knew what was happening before they were gone. It was one of those double buses and the driver had started driving again before the girl could get up to the front to tell the driver what went down. I was holding on to my purse tightly, like I always do, thankfully. But the whole thing makes me so embarassed to be black, and I am thankful every morning that I am light skinned and look mixed with latin or Asian and some other things too. I feel so bad because that asian girl and so many others are going to find it almost impossible to get over their stereotypes of black people because of what happened to her. We always see our people on the news shooting, killing fighting and stealing, and we glorify it in our music videos and think that drug dealers are entrepeneurs (sp, I know!). I am scared of most of my own people now. I don't want to associate with them or be around them. situations like the one I saw today makes me even worse. I know this sounds a little harsh but it is how I feel. Every time I see one of them coming down the same street I am with their shirts and pants 20 sizes too big and are down so low that if they bend over I experience a full moon, I just want to cross to the other side, it's gotten that bad for me.
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