Jul 18, 2013

Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed things are really quiet at my place of work when it comes to discussions as it relates to the George Zimmerman verdict.  Normally, these people at my job like to ask me all types of crazy questions as it relates to African Americans.  For some reason they feel I am an ambassador of all things Black because chances are I'm the only black person they ever interact with.

Trust me, I appreciate them not asking me questions because I wish to keep my job.  I'm not in the mood to go through the African American experience in this country.  I know some people want to use this moment as a chance to spark dialogue about race and racial profiling, but I'm not in a talking mood.  I'm not in the mood to educate white people on what it means to be black in this country and why it's that very blackness that allows me to know that Trayvon Martin was racially profiled and the outcome would have been different had he been white.  I'm not in the teaching mood.

I'm angry and pissed off.  That's not a mood that's conducive to teaching in my opinion.  Besides, if they ask my the question I might be honest.

So the Question of the Day is Has Anyone At Your Job Asked for Your Opinion on the George Zimmerman Verdict?  If so, what did you say?

1 comment:

  1. No one at my job has even brought the case up. The only communication I have received is an email from my Supervisor with an attached memo on Increased Protection Efforts after the Fl v Zimmerman Verdict because of the rallies that were held last Saturday. This memo was suppose to be for my protection and the Federal Protective Service(FPS) was working closely with the US Marshal Servies with increase protection efforts around the Federal Building, no credible info to indicate any intent to engage in illegal activity,and if I see something suspicious or of concern to contact the FPS. This info was provided for situational awareness and should not be construed to infer that protests or demonstations are engaged in illegal activities. Only thing I got from this memo was intimidation and a scare tactic because these demonstrations was about African Americans. Never saw any memo like this before with other demonstrations or rallies. GSanders