I’m Still Shocked!

Remember: we are in 2013.
Not that the year should exempt anyone from understanding that people are people regardless of what their outside parts look like.

Glynis Rankin

Just when I thought the world was actually changing for the better I’m faced with someone judging me by the color of my skin and my gender.

I met a man today who needed direction to a place in the city. He told me he was from Georgia and had come to my city to settle his father’s estate. He asked me for help and insisted that he wasn’t begging. Then he proceeded to show me a fist full of bills. I was stunned no one does that anywhere. I immediately told him to put it away; I didn’t want anyone to see that and try to rob him or me.

I asked him what he wanted. He asked if I knew where he could find a place he had on a piece of paper that he handed me. He said he couldn’t read. Oh my God! He looked to…

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One thought on “I’m Still Shocked!

  1. It’s shocking not only that this sort of thing still happens, but how often.
    Sexism and racism are alive and well in the 21st century.

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