Being Black in corporate America: part three

Unfortunately, the struggles and reality of being Black in corporate America are not new. We have been subjected to these antics for many – many years. The only thing that’s really changed lately is the exposure because of technology. We now have more access to the foolery than ever before so it seems more prevalent. But trust me, unlike our ancestors that faced the vicious teeth of police dogs, the painful pressure of police hoses, the brutality of lynchings, the craziness of Jim Crow – we don’t have it worse. We only have more access to the foolery. We have more access to the micro aggressions, we have more access to the passive aggressive behaviors; we are not experiencing it worse. Not in the least.

Here’s my take, (and again, this is not for the faint at heart so read on at your own discretion) a lot of white people are completely aware of their inferiority so to speak, as well as their current state in this world. One drop of black blood and you’re black. Many whites know about their own history and how it’s rooted in savagery and colonization. They know how their ancestors have stolen culture, religion, customs, food, resources and more. They’ve traveled the world, taking, destroying, impersonating, and conquering. This, along with other things, contributes strongly to the micro aggressions I strongly believe are programmed into the DNA of most whites. One drop of melanin and you’re no longer considered white and for this reason, there is an inflated sense of power amongst some whites; it’s like the whole fake it til you make it concept, right. Even if you know you’re not fully qualified for a job, fake it, dress the part, talk the part, present yourself with all the confidence and competence in the world, and give the impression that you know what you’re doing – when in reality you’re building the plane as you fly it. If you look around Washington DC there is so much African culture and history in its design, it’s obvious white people know the power of the African culture and beliefs, and have tried to make it like it is disgusting, inferior, and even non-existent.

Mother Africa

What do you think? Have you ever experienced racism in corporate America? Have you ever found yourself on the receiving end of micro aggressions and condescending words or behaviors from white people? I know this treatment is not limited to Black people only so if you’re of a different nationality and have experienced it, please share in the comments or send me an email if you’d like more privacy.

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