A lot of people say racism is still alive. I never believed much of that statement because I've never experienced an act of prejudice. I have friends of different ethnicities and we have always gotten along, without any mention that we were "different". Today, my perception change about racism being somewhat extinct. This woman had the NERVE to call "me" a -Nigger-! I was in shock and I was immediately pissed off. Considering I have never been called that, I didn't know how to respond. So I just removed myself from the situation. I took a deep breath and told myself that I couldn't allow that woman's disrespectful slur get to me because I know exactly who I am, where I came from, and where I'm going. My ancestors paid the price so I wouldn't have to. And I will never be anyone's -Nigger-.
GOOD READ: Just Because He's Black (author unknown): A white man asked his black friend " Are you going to vote for Barack Obama just because he's black?" The black man responded by saying, "Why not? Hell in this country men are pulled over everyday just because they are black; passed over for promotions just because they are black; considered to be criminals just because they are black. Thousands
of white voters won't be voting for him just because he is black! However you don't seem to have a problem with any of that! This country was built with the sweat and tears of black slaves; and now a black man has a chance to lead the same country, where we weren't even considered people, where we weren't allowed to be educated, drink from the same fountains, eat in the same Restaurants, or even vote. So yes I am going to vote for him! But it's not just because he's black, but because through his leadership several of Americas most elusive enemies were brought to justice; our economy, health and environment improved; and our good reputation around the world has been restored. He is hope. He is change. He is wise. He is a man of integrity and intelligence. He is a man of faith and perseverance. A man of maturity and good judgement. He is a faithful husband and father. And he now allows me to understand when my grandchildren say they want to be President when they grow up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal. They now see, understand, and know that they can achieve, withstand, and do ANYTHING that they can dream for themselves.. So no, I am not voting for him because he is black... I'm voting for him because "I'M BLACK."
Today, November 6, 2012 was my first time voting! And I must admit, I was excited! I was being a part of history and it felt good! It brings me GREAT joy that Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States of America. Democracy is still ALIVE! And again, I am SPEECHLESS! Toast to the next 4 years! A change has been brewing and the time for change is NOW! Congratulations to Barack Obama and Joe Biden! =)
As many of you know, our East coast was affected by the SuperStorm Sandy a few days ago. Millions are without power and there have been casualties also. I extend my thoughts and prayers to ALL who were affected and all of the victims of the storm. Once again,
I've never been a big fan of Halloween. And considering I'm an adult now, I'm really not much of one now. But, my mother decided to have a Halloween party this year so it was only right to dress up. At first, I was going to be the "typically" wicked witch. But I saw this cute cat outfit at Walmart and had to have it! How cute am I?!?