People Please Quit Stereotyping African Americans.

I may have wrote about this before, however it bears repeating. I am so sick & tired of OTHER people presuming or assuming what I like, what kinds of people I should hang out with, and the list of irritation goes on & on.
I’m proud to be an African American Female.
However, I don’t like the stigma & hate that goes with my ethnicity.
There are MANY!
There is the stereotype that African Americans are lazy & not real smart.
Well…to that I answer NONSENSE & those that think this absurdity I’ll direct them to the local public library, because over half the inventions were invented by an African American.
The traffic light is one of MANY. African Americans have invented many of the things we use to this very day. Google African American inventions if you want, then read for yourself.
Another of MANY that gets on my nerves is assuming I would want to attend any particular event held solely for African Americans.
Example:
One former friend who contacted me through Facebook about 5 years ago, mentioned to me about an event a parade in her town that was an African American parade.
This was okay.
The only problem I had?
I did not inquire anything about this parade. People don’t try to read my mind. You’ll get it wrong 10 out of 10 times. Just an FYI.
Another one?
We all love malt Liquor.
Wrong.
Rap Music.
Wrong again
We’re not smart enough
Wrong again!
Another stereotype is that African American women are whores. It’s the truth! Some of you may try to deny any such thing exists, but hey I sure as hell cannot! It has been my experience(s) I will be walking down a sidewalk in MIDDAY dressed casually in jeans,sneakers and it has just so happened that some stupid Mother F**ker will pull over his car…guess what he ain’t asking for damn directions either! So there the dehumanization issue there folks>
Although African Americans face such huge barriers..I can only speak from MY own personal experience from abuse of all forms to people viewing me with down right disgust. African Americans are the most resilient.
Well we have to be. This World the USA (Or U.S. of Assholes as I laughingly, call it) if we’re not resilient which I can assure you I had to be, than we’d die!
Let me enlighten you all out there:
I DON’T have a criminal record.
I NEVER GOT pregnant ( With Guys seemingly coming at me on a daily basis since I was 8 this was no SMALL FEAT)
I’m articulate
I love to read
And if it hadn’t been for the lack of support, lots of financial barriers, along with several years of trauma that is taking me a lifetime to recover from, I just may have been the one to get the PhD or something else successful.
It still isn’t too late and I’m working so hard to make up for lost time. Due to lots of psychological damage inflicted upon me by:
Parents
former friends
I have made bad choices.
At least they weren’t MAJOR bad choices.
I’m sure you all know what I mean by this.
Look beyond the skin color people.
Sometimes I want to ask the question:
“Did you all NOT have any kind of experiences or grow up around others of different ethnicity”?
I want to share with you all that I suffered being called SEVERAL racial slurs and can you guess what year I was traumatized? August 6, 2010. Not that long ago.
I was called the “N” word 12 times, had the death threats, and was called a fat B**h.
See, what some of you may not understand is that when an African American gets attacked by:
Racial slurs
Racial hate
Assault
Rape
abduction
We’re less likely to get any dignified treatment, nor garner much attention through the media OF ANY KIND. And as you may or may not know law enforcement could care less. Sometimes we as African Americans MAY be lucky enough to have a loving spouse, significant other, or family it can more often than not be constant battle for civil & equal rights.
Hey, African Americans are human too!

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Published by: The Lonely Shepard

Me: I grew up in an extremely abusive & disadvantaged family environment were both parents were really immature & their relationship messy! I was abducted by my Father at age 8 abused physically, mentally, degraded by his 2nd Wife, and I didn't see my Mother again until 4 years later, I had to risk my neck + my life to run off to seek help with the local police & this was way before there was any such laws on the books for child abuse. Think on that awhile. Had learning disabilities all throughout school by the time I graduated I learned nothing, was prepared for nothing out in the World. Think on that. Joined the United States Army right out of High School only reason I did join was that at the time there was an Army recruiter right on the High School campus & he took an interest in me. So I joined. I was really in over my head. But what else could I do? I lived with a single Mom who was emotionally unstable & I had ZERO support from anyone including the school staff + administrators. The military was hard & degrading to me as a woman but I got out with an honorable discharge. More about me: A series of dead end jobs, my mind was totally a mess after I got out of the Army, still had no support not even from the Veterans admin. My journey has been a total nightmare of: trying to find out about myself, learning about myself, how to live as an adult, all with no help. Now after long , and intensive filled journey I'm trying to get back on track with my life I want to go to school with the hope of one day attending University. I don't wish my journey on anyone. No one gave me guidance: as a child as a teen as a young adult I was all on my own! and it was real lonely , isolating, extremely frightening. Family? don't really have any. Now remember everyone I'm African American & I receive little to no respect I don't even warrant a speeding car that will slow down. "The person who sang the National Anthem sang the last note so high that no could reach it! That was intentional!" Belize from Tony Kushners play Angels In America. If you've read this far I will leave my email in case you want to leave me a msg. Those that are rude will get deleted immediately. Contact: Yogibeara425@hushmail.com

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