What's The Difference?
So earlier I posted the story about a Wisconsin man living in a very small town posting a "No Negroes Allowed" sign outside of his business, seen here. And people get all up in arms because he said the word Negroes and he doesn't want black people in his business because some black people have caused him trouble and he says " It’s not all the black people there are just a few bad ones".
Ok, so no one is shocked that there is a racist person who owns a business. And is really anyone that shocked that a sign like this is posted? No. But, why don't we get up in arms when or even pay attention when Milwaukee businesses like resturants, bars, clubs, etc. do the same? I've personally not been let into almost all the clubs in Milwaukee. Whether it was from baggy jeans, the wrong dress shoes or because my sleeve crease was too low on my shoulder. Yes. My sleeve crease was too low. Or what about when our friends, black, white, asain, any ethinicity says something ignorant.
Can we open our eyes to the ignorance that happens all the time without being naive or passive aggressive? How come nothing is done on a daily basis to prevent larger issues like this from happening. Do we wait until we are 70 to workout? Why then wait until you get to a club or a business that has already has discriminatory practices to get all up in arms about it.
I see no difference in what this guy did juxtaposed to what happens all the time in "urban" areas of Milwaukee. We think we are all good because we are surrounded by more minorities but we all make these ignorant comments and assumptions but only really want to get mad when it's so blatant or when other people are doing it to us specifically.
Stand Up for Intelligence over ignorance everyday not when it's too late. No, I'm not saying accuse everybody of being racist or ignorant. But when questionable things happen in small city, big metropolitan areas, your own house or to a friend, speak up and stop letting it slide on any level so that we can all have a base of intelligence and maturity.
Stop waiting for these outrageous forms of ignorance to be mad. Be a human and a confidence human daily. Don't be blind when it comes to us all as humans and the importance of us growing as a human race, not just our own. Corny. Yes. Sorry. But true.
P.S. Look out for a post on being only caring about discrimination when it happens to you, but not when it happens to other people....