AfriGeneas Discuss! Forum Archive 2
Re: While in the Store today...
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Dena, Brought back memories for me on more account than one. My son here and my husband gets on me for speaking out, and most of the time I am alone. My son by working at one of the High Schools, know how the kids are today, (not all) and told me to STOP, as I might get myself in more trouble. Being raised as a teenager, in the Sixties, I had to stand up for myself, no older brother to do it for me. In less than a 1 mile radius of my home there have been so many assaults to all races, even the police are now in more unmarked vehicles. All are not without respect, I HAVE had a group working by me in the store or going through a door and one or two might be cussing, and one would get embarrassed and say cut it out, don't you see the lady, and they would say they were sorry. May I say this, most of the time when I get upset, it is not teenagers or young adults, it the adults.
My other son when in High School that was only about 5 Blacks/Afro-Americans, use to hear the word, and he told me something, I have never forgotten. The word never bothered him, he never corrected any that used it, because he said he is not one, so why get upset over something said that he is not? This was in the late 70's. I never forgot that. Both sons are now Ministers.
My Sister lives in Ca. waiting for her call for me to get there to help her carry her part of the Lottery home. She always said, when I call you get here, believe me I will. Peace. Barbara