In The U.S. people of color get the shaft…read on

Here in the U.S if your a person of color, any nationality other than white? You’ve really got to fight for your rights on EVERYTHING!
The main one we’ve got to take a firm stand?
Education
Employment
Unless one is born into a family of status i.e. you had parents who were educated, joined the right kinds of clubs, basically…PRIVILEGE, people of color have got such an uphill battle to fight just to live any kind of decent life, because quite honestly? No one cares. It’s the truth.
Instituitional racism exists in the public school systems nationwide.
And pretty much everywhere else.
These issues came up to the surface for me on the eve of meeting with my vocational rehabilitation counselor.
For the State that I live in.
For me? This & the other appointments that will follow is very important.
I feel that, I need to go into this meeting KNOWING which direction to go to, which goals etc.
I certainly DO NOT put this into the hands of the social worker with whom I will assume could care less.
I don’t trust people who work for the State, the courts (boy did the court system screw both my Mother & I during the child custody years when I was a child, but thats a whole other blog 😦 )
What I’m trying to express here is that I guess I don’t want to be manipulated by someone into thinking that I am LESS THAN!
I will NOT apply for any more menial jobs.
I want a CAREER, that pays a livable wage
I don’t wish to end up like my Step brother and here is what had happened to him.
My Stepbrother whom I’ll call “Craig” (not real name) was a young man who had moved
to Washington State from California.
He applied to Job Corp, which was a good decision. However, he ended up becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, which I felt was a bit unusual choice for a young man. For those of you who don’t know the duties of a C.N.A. ….well it isn’t real great job in my opinion.
To spare you what its actually entailed I suggest you look it up for yourself online.
I felt that Craig got steered into this job, because of racial bias.
This C.N.A. job is a menial job, very stressful, and pays terrible.
What I think may have happened was that my Stepbrother had no clue what he wanted to study through job corp. He was a former gang member thus to sum it up? Discrimination from whoever was in charge of his case.
Hey people, it does happen, I ain’t stupid this goes on all the time.
My Step brother I feel got the major shaft, I’m real sure that the person handling my Step brothers case just didn’t care.
As for me? I’ve been online doing nothing but research all week. I had to really sit & THINK about what it is I would like to do & actually get paid for doing that.
This was easier said than done.
I first had to go over & over in my mind things I LIKE to do. I then had to cross reference that with what I could do in the real World.
This was difficult.
Good news is I have what I feel is basically a good direction on what I’d like to do.
Now the next step is to prepare. Which for me means taking Math courses I was always pretty good at it, unfortunately I was always told I was less than intelligent at it by a variety of people.
Food for thought everyone? Albert Einstein actually DID struggle in math!
So there you have it.
When I go to my appointment with the Dept Of Vocational Rehab counselor I need to be confident & be alert for any kind of manipulative conversation steering me in a direction where I don’t want to go.
I’ve found a pattern.
And that pattern is, that throughout MUCH of my life the various people really don’t bother to look below the surface. I mean come on everyone, you all just can’t judge a book by its cover, you all would be surprised that the majority of people out in this World do just that:
Teachers
Dysfunctional family members
Social Workers
Doctors
The list goes on & on.
People of color in this World especially in the U.S. have to work 10 times harder to get anything!
NOTHING is ever fair in the World either.
This is something that I never forget.
I guess the one blessing is that I have such a tremendous inner strength, but at times I do get frustrated & exhausted..mentally.
And the fight goes on!