“I’m looking forward to the day that I greet fear wholeheartedly, nose to nose, and tell it you have met your goddamn match”. ~ Solange Knowles
“You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason,” Rock recited. “The limits to your ambition were thus expected to be settled. You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity and in as many ways as possible that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence. You were expected to make peace with mediocrity.”
Also, women of color get hit twice: they suffer the effects of the gender wage gap plus those of the race wage gap. While wages for White and Asian women have improved since 2007, salaries for Hispanic women have flatlined, and even declined for African American women.
Yesterday, and many days before it, I have found myself getting the wind knocked out of me (figuratively). There are times when I feel like I am out floating on an island by myself when it comes to my career, growth and most importantly “securing the bag”. I see people who are not particularly smarter or harder workers than myself, continuing to advance. I find myself wondering what am I doing wrong, and why do they not recognize my value? I get up every morning get my kids and myself dressed. Get us out the door and to our respective places of work, for them it’s school for me it’s my place of employment. But to no avail it’s just a hamster wheel. The I read this Washington Post article, check it out here:
I might be ready to get off and be obedient to God…
“Black people, you better get controversial..”~ Maxine Waters
Once you get exposed to what’s really happening in the world, and other people’s realities, you just can’t ever not know, and you can’t ever wake up and pretend it’s not happening.