– misplaced ire from an irate black man –

Spitting venom,

the physical AND the verbal,

on Asian women this Monday morning…

under heat,

under judgment,

under waves of man-made disaster created by machines called governments that neither care to know your name nor care to know your story,

machines called governments that neither care to know our names nor care to know our stories –

so, you choose to spit venom,

the physical AND the verbal,

on a stranger,

a young Korean woman whose only crimes were

a) waiting at the bus stop and

b) minding her business while waiting at the bus stop.

According to you,

people that look like her are to blame for people like look like you and I losing employment opportunities.

“They’re giving all the jobs to the Mexicans and Koreans!”

“My nieces and nephews can’t get work because of people like her!”

“I’m sick and tired of these illegal immigrants!”

For all of your exclamations on the corner of 3rd and Vermont,

I rationally and respectfully offer an interrogative:

“What can WE do to change this?”

This idea,

to divide and conquer the lower classes,

is a tale almost as old as time itself.

These machines called governments do not care to know the potential excellence and prosperity among us all,

skin,

flesh,

bone,

spirit interlocked in unity.

So,

they pit us all against each other,

using their tools and their puppets

to control,

to convince,

to provoke someone like you to spit venom,

the physical AND the verbal,

on Asian women on a Monday morning.

~

D.J. Whisenant

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3 thoughts on “– misplaced ire from an irate black man –

  1. Reminds of how things have changed in Miami Dade. 80% minority , 56% foreign born and now many African Americans expressthis same discontent felt by whites. But when whites expressed their rage the are called racists. No, it’s just that most native born Americans of every ilk feel disenfranchised economically, politically and all share the exploitation of a capitalist system wherein the megabanks and megacorps rule. The right to vote is a mere illusion of democracy.

    Yes in Miami the groups are indeed pitted against each other: African Americans – Jamaicans – Haitians – other Hispanic – other black Caribbean (whites no longer a significant population subset). It is polarized but each group must assert itself to protect their enclaves of thought and hope. Cooperation is no longer a consideration. It is remarkable that African American and white have joined in many ways in resistance to “the rest of them”. Days ago you needed a union and connections to get a job. Now you need a particular gender or race or ethnicity. I left Miami 2 1/2 years ago. I was tired of being dismissed as an outsider in my own country.

    You have written very insightful commentary here.

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