Pioneer1 Posted October 9, 2022 Report Share Posted October 9, 2022 Friday a young Black man who was supervisor at my job was fired. The big wigs from corporate came down to pull him in the office and let him go. I tried to warn him. I had been warning him for MONTHS that many of his fellow White co-workers (as well as many of the Black ones) had it in for him. I said RACISM was the primary reason. Being of this latter generation who have been taught to blame EVERYTHING EXCEPT racism, he didn't want to hear it or believe it. I told him it doesn't matter how great his performance is or how well he did his job....racists don't care about that! Infact, the BETTER job you do the MORE the racists will HATE YOU!!!! Because you're eliminating the excuses they want to use to complain about or fire you. I said he should get closer to the Black workers and organize with the couple of other Black supervisors to make a fuss about racism and the need for diversity at the company! He told me he wouldn't talk about race with them because on the few occasions he'd bring it up with the other White managers.....they'd get uncomfortable. I said: NIGGA THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT.....FOR THEM TO GET UNCOMFORTABLE SO THEY WON'T FUCK WITH YOU!!!! He'd laugh at it and blew it off as just the rantings of some old nigga from the "old school" who didn't know what the game was all about today. He loved to talk about "It's not about Black or White but about GREEN and who came make the company the most money!" I had to shake my head at him. Racists don't give a damn about production or "green" or how much money you can make for them....hell they PRINT UP all the money they want. They don't need YOU to generate it for them! I tried to tell the young buck. I tried......for months I tried. They let him go and he walked past me with a box in his hand with a long sad face. Wouldn't even make eye contact with anybody. People were standing around looking with their mouths open in shock because most of THEM thought he'd never get fired either because he was so smart and his performance was so great. But I knew better. Performing well doesn't necessarily protect you from racism.....often times it makes you a TARGET of it for the reasons mentioned above. One of the best known defenses against racism is a great aggressive OFFENSE. You shove your foot so far up these devils' asses that you see your brown slimy shoe strings when they open their mouths! And you KEEP your foot up their ass! Don't take it out! I learned that from the late great Coleman Alexander Young who was Mayor of Detroit. He used to cuss White folks out on live television back in the 70s and ran them out of the city. ..and DIDN'T apologize for it! .....and did over 4 terms as mayor! ....and died at a ripe old age! ....and NEVER went to prison! To a Republican at a hearing before Congress in Washington D.C.: "Detroit is MY muthafuckin' city...not Reagan's Tell ole PRUNE FACE to mind his own goddamn business!" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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