Tah - posted on 07/03/2011 ( 92 moms have responded )
some people say that minorities look for racism in everything. here's an example that happened to me yesterday..the DON(director of nursing) text me friday evening and asked me to work saturday and that they really needed me, since i am trying to get my sister a job on my unit, i felt it would reflect well if i said Sure instead of HAHAHA..tough..LMBO....so i said sure. well i stopped in 7-11 yesterday morning on the way to work to grab a huge container of fruit, 2 huge bottles of water(and a snickers..im pmsing..what of it)..well i get to the counter, wait for the beautiful white woman in front of me to pay..the cashier(an older white woman) says "credit or debit miss??" with her nicest grandmom smile..when i get there, she rings me up, i also have a debit card in my hand, the front is facing me, she says "your total is 7.39, will that be EBT??"" now for those who don't EBT is the food stamp card. I was taken back because i am in stores every flipping day of my life almost...gas station, NEX, commissary, etc..and people always ask credit or debit? or how will you be paying?? but noone has ever just stared at me with a look of UUGGHH on her face(mind you i am in scrubs with a badge with NURSE on it and 5 pens, bandage sheers and 2 permanent markers attached to it on my neck) and asked me if i was paying with food stamps...
Do you think that was racist?? if not, why didn't she say that to the woman in front of me??why did she get a Credit or debit??" and i get no smile or greeting and an assumption i am on welfare??
Now i am not knocking anyone thats on it. i was on it once as a single mom, they gave me pennies because i worked so once i graduated that school and made another few bucks an hour it was "too much"...so don't think this is a dig at that, the ay my son eats i would welcome it..
so do you think that is true, that minorities look for racism in everything???
i don't ever look for it, it seems to find me...but sometimes im wondering if something was intended to be that or not and as a minority i have to think in ways that others dont.
would you agree or disagree in that??
do you think that minority children have to be taught to recognize racism and other things that others don't???