I want to thank the woman on Spectrum News on Friday morning for sharing her first experience with racism, which involved a White woman cutting in line at a store when the speaker was 6 years old.
I had not idea!
Each time someone has cut in line, cut me off in traffic, tailgated me while driving, didn’t say “please” or “thank you”, etc., I incorrectly assumed this was rudeness, bad manners, etc.
I now know that if the person doing these things is black, it is racism because I am white.
I experience racism against me as a white person on a daily, if not hourly, basis; only, I mistakenly thought it was just people being callous to others.
So again, thank you! I now know to call out the people doing these rude things as racists. I shall file a petition to hold a protest but without looting, burning, and damaging business. I shall also demand the city permit me to paint a slogan on a city street in order to show they are not racist!
I experienced racism at Jamestown Junior High in 1971 by a group of black girls who bullied me, calling me honky and whitey. I chose to let it go. I now know I should have gotten a group of my friends and had a fight instead of turning the other cheek. I guess Mama didn’t raise me right after all.
Re: Greensboro – TRASH City USA
Greensboro is not Singapore and I am sure NONE of want to live in a city with such restrictions – but – our citizens have made Greensboro TRASH City USA – throwing empty whiskey bottles, beer bottles and beer cans, soda and water bottles, food containers, trash of every kind, even face masks, on our lawns, curbs, streets, parking lots – just everywhere.
Is there NO pride in our city that we’ve made it such a city of TRASH? What kind of people have we become?? SHAME on all of us.
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