Good Morning and Happy Fathers Day!
I’m just getting home from church, I tell you the funniest and sometimes irritating things take place at my church.
I’m walking on the sidewalk with my father, talking on our way to the car. We see a guy who we know and he comes up to me and says, “man I’m digging the hairstyle. To bad you’ll be cutting it of soon, got to get that job.”
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After opening his mouth and spewing the ignorance I abhor, I say “no I will not.” He looks at me confused and shocked, then at my father trying to receive some confirmation or validation about his un-welcomed comment. He receives none.
He continues, “wait so your still in college, what sophomore, junior?”
I answer, “No I actually just graduated.”
“Oh okay congrats, what’s your plans?”
“I just got accepted to work for the National Program in AmeriCorps, I plan to do that for a few years then go back and get my doctorates and teach at the college level.”
He looks at me and not letting the “hair thing” go, remarks, “Well I guess you won’t have to cut the hair after all.”
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Bougie black folk, that’s that stuff I don’t like! Lol!
I have locs and never have I missed an opportunity or not been blessed with things. I serve a God who is not a respecter of person and does not adhere to this worlds social standards. Whatever God has for me, that I will have!
It saddens me when black people find it in their hearts and mind to make ignorant statements or comments. Just because you find it important to shave your head and look just like Uncle Sam, don’t mean I do.
I’m black and I know who I am and I have full confidence in where I came from and where I’m going. I ain’t going to tap dance for these white folk and I’m sure not going to tap dance for no black folk either.
I’m on a journey and the locs are apart of my journey…
Word of advice, don’t open your mouth to speak your opinions, unless your opinions have been asked for. Lastly don’t ever change yourself to fit in or be accepted. Standout, the view is always better!
Much Love, Peace and Blessings!
P.S. has anyone else dealt with similar situations, shoot me your stories, opinions and feedback!