I am sick to death of the STUPID RACISTS!
Since we elected the idiot-in-chief, people have allowed their meanness, their absolute fear and loathing of those unlike themselves take over.
I AM SICK OF IT!
Jill Dennison wrote an incredible blog post about it which everyone should read. Go HERE to check it out.
I saw it firsthand yesterday at a local store.
Yesterday, I went to the local wally world to get milk.
As I was standing in line to use the checkout a lovely, older African American man was having difficulty with the check out scanner. He politely requested assistance from the Caucasian female employee standing next to the cashiers, who turned on him and shouted “God, why are you people so stupid?”.
I was appalled.
I said to her “what is your problem?” She ignored me.
He looked embarrassed, and once again asked for assistance. The woman said “I don’t have to mess with YOU PEOPLE. Go back to wherever you came from!”…that got the seven or eight of us waiting at different lines to object vocally, and LOUDLY told her that her attitude was totally wrong, completely racist and we wouldn’t stand for it. The clerk shut up.
One girl left the line and went to complain to the manager. I helped the gentleman (the stupid scanner wasn’t working) and apologized for the clerk’s attitude.
This sweet gentleman said “thank you for standing up for me. No one has ever done that before”. I know he meant, “no white person has done that before.” and was saddened…and slightly ashamed.
The manager came over, and apologized to the gentleman.
Americans used to be known for their acceptance of others. We welcomed immigrants, and valued their contributions to our towns. Now, it seems we fear anyone that looks a bit different and are willing to shout at them to go away. It has to stop. IT HAS TO STOP!