ON THIS DAY in HISTORY—BLACK HISTORY. It was February 1, 1960, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, four African-American students from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in Greensboro at Woolworth, a popular retail store that was known for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South, including the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem. These young men came to be known as the Greensboro Four. Continue reading On This Day in HISTORY: The #GreensboroFour staged a SIT-IN to protest segregation! [vid]→
The trend is GROWING day by day. If it’s NOT discrimination and racial profiling by the POLICE, we have establishments like Starbucks and Waffle House acting on stereotypes and blatant RACISIM. Instantly if you are a BLACK face in a ‘WHITE SPACE’, you are instantly CRIMINALIZED without cause or justification. It has happened to me.
Once upon a time, I was AT my job, IN my uniform with a NAME BADGE on and was STILL questioned whether or not I was supposed to be there. There had to be VERIFICATION. In my HEART of HEARTS I KNEW had I been WHITE, I could have walked in and out of this SPACE with thousands of dollars worth of EQUIPMENT in tow and I would not have been QUESTIONED in the manner that I was. ALSO Another incident–I DRIVE what you would consider a LUXURY CAR. No need to go into details but it’s pretty NICE. I have been STOPPED and asked on occasion, ‘Is this your car?’ ‘Can I see your registration?’ And while this is being discussed, two more patrol cars roll up as if there had been a ROBBERY or an ACCIDENT. NEITHER one was the case, but because I was DRIVING while BLACK, instantly, the mindset is–the car has to be STOLEN. I kinda went off tangent, but this NEXT POST describes what it’s like to be CRIMINALIZED for being BLACK… Continue reading #Criminalized for being BLACK! [vid]→
A black Yale grad student Lolade Siyonbola was studying for finals in her dorm’s common room when she fell asleep, and this white woman called the cops. Terrifying. This is what it’s like being black in America.
A black Yale grad student Lolade Siyonbola was studying for finals in her dorm's common room when she fell asleep, and this white woman called the cops.
Terrifying. This is what it's like being black in America.
How long doe sit take the average person to order something at Starbucks? I mean 4 to minutes or so if they are not slow, if they are busy it could be longer. Well apparently after 2 minutes with no order, the cops can be called on you…according to the manager at the Philadelphia Starbucks at the ROOT of the arrest of the two black men that we have been talking about as of late.[revisit that HERE]