I’m back with a bang. A new discovery – so I’ve finally decided to
“come out of the closet” and face it head on.
BY 2019 STANDARDS, I AM A RACIST!
I’m white. No other color can be a racist; all whites are racist – born that way, so suffer the consequences.
I don’t give a flip what color you are. You get no bonus points from me.
I treat you all the same if I like you; I treat you all the same if I don’t like you. Well Jesus sometimes makes me be nicer here. 😀
I totally forget that it is very important what race you are and I’m not even saying I’m sorry.
I taught students and forgot there was a need to think about race except when I had to turn in stats – you know, go down the class roll to see how many whites, how many blacks, how many Mexicans, how many Indians. We weren’t asked about Asians. I still don’t hear much about them as victims. I don’t know but they must have been in a more stable neighborhood.
I taught the same thing to all. Don’t remember ever adding or subtracting points based on race, knowing me, I bet I didn’t. (Did you just say, “Knowing you, I bet you didn’t.”) 😀
That is the one thing that got me in trouble! I had a black student teacher who. I found out, was not that unconscious of race! I had a class of approximately 30% white, 30% black, 20% brown, and 20% red (since I am now thinking colors). Unbeknowst to me, she reported me to headquarters charging me with racism. Best I could figure was that when I talked to her about the squalid home environment, the parental lack of care, the lack of basic necessities in that neighborhood, she was thinking racism. I meant nothing of the kind.
I do know for sure everybody was poor, everybody was some race, and almost none had biological fathers and mothers with whom they lived. A first/second grade class I remember had 22 members – three of whom lived with mother and father. Within the three were a set of twins. Nineteen out of twenty-two lived with one parent (a mother) or they lived with a relative, generally a grandmother! That, dear citizen of America, is why I thought they were disadvantaged not because of their race!
Fortunately I had a good record before she arrived or I could have been facing what President Trump is now facing. In my way of thinking, he also doesn’t care a hoot about what color any American citizen is! But he will help you get out of that squalid neighborhood if possible!
I don’t claim to have lived through the integration period of the sixties without incident. I have spoken before about some. I will tell you of others in an ensuing blog.