– Written by DJ Doughboy
Today’s racism isn’t like the racism of our grandfather’s era. That blatant, in-your-face, type of racism has been frowned upon for decades. Everybody is politically correct now. The blatant racism has been replaced by a thinly-veiled racism. It’s in how they look at you when you walk into a store. How they assume you can’t afford the item you are looking at. How they assume you won’t tip them at a restaurant after they’ve handed you the bill. How they clutch their pocketbooks and move their children when you walk close to them. How they assume who’s the victim in an altercation.
They won’t say you’re an animal. But the first person they will point to when something happens is YOU. Then when they realize they were wrong, their entire demeanor changes. You hear how surprised they are when the find out you are educated. They change their tone when they realize you make more money than they do. They want to shake your hand when they realize you were the one breaking up the fight, not starting it. But by that time they have already shown you who they think you are. Racism isn’t dead. It’s alive and well. It’s just harder to see.
These are just my “Thoughts from the DJ Booth”. Until next time…
– DJ Doughboy
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