Not my finest moment……

OK, THIS is f–ked up. I’m really ashamed about this, but I’m posting this with the hope that people read it and see the beginnings of racism, and learn that we CAN make a conscious choice to stop it. I was walking to school in the late afternoon, after it was getting dark outside, and I saw this guy walking towards me with his hand stretched out. I just kept my head down, probably because of what happened yesterday morning. As he got closer, he made more of an effort to get my attention, so I looked up. I realised it was one of the security guards from school, but he was in street clothes, so I didn’t recognize him until I got a better look at his face. Am I THAT f–king weak, that ONE bad incident with a random drunk on the street who happened to be black would instill an instinctive reaction like that upon me? I talked to that guard every day at the front desk at school, but because he wasn’t in uniform, my mind just categorized him as “random black guy”?!?!?!? Not my finest moment. I understand we have to be cautious, but I’m a human being, not an animal, I have to fight this bulls–t so I never make an assumption like that again.

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