|Thurs, April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Oh, how I remember growing up in the 80's, me and my cousin being accused of stealing out the neighborhood gas station or store. Little did the store attended know, our interest was not in robbing but in basketball and going to church.
over 20 years later - (I'm not prejudice, but these attendants and cashiers so happens to be native Middle Easterners)-
I remember five years ago trying to return stale products to the store in Highland Park, MI. At the same time the store was closing, the owner grabs his pistol and tells me to come back tommorrow; as I tried to hand him the items he hits the items out my hand. With his other hand on his pistol he tells me to go.
A couple of years ago in the Detroit, I purchased some items that added up to $3, I gave the cashier a $20 bill and he gave me $2 dollars back.
I informed the cashier stating, "I gave you a $20 bill and not a $5 bill." Apparently, he thought I gave him a $5 bill. Irately, he told me I had to comeback when the owner gets there to count the money in the till to see if we owed you 15 dollars. I replied, "I do not have time to come back for my correct change when my correct change should have been giving when I gave you more than the correct amount to payed for the items I purchased." After about 10 minutes of dissagreement the cashier reluctantly gave me my correct change.
Recently, my wife and I decided to visit a gas station on Evergreen/
Paul in Metro Detroit. The same altercation happened (I didn't receive the correct change back). I left after the cashier told me
that everything will be resolved in an hour after the owner get there. I came back in two hours asking the cashier for my correct change. He tells me the matter is not resolved. They were still waiting on the owner. I'm trying to expain to the cashier that I'm wasting gas in my car trying to recieve my correct change, I told him I would like to be reimbursed for gas also. Another cashier began to rudely speak for him. I told him to be quite as I was trying to express my plead. The next thing I know, I got called a Bitch, Ignorant, and many other derogatory names right before he called the Police Department (of course customers were still in line). Angry and frustrated, trying to bridle my tongue the best I can. I left not because the police were on there way, but because I am getting sick and tired of being treated any type of way when I go into these businesses.
I here stories of other African Americans experiencing this kind of treatment in these kind of business establishments. But now that it happened to me multiplicity of time, I am willing and able to do something about this the best I can rather it's through media or starting an organization against these types of business.
It's in the makings. Thanks for listening my friends and remember to shop were you will be respected.
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|Mon, July 13, 2009 at 6:33 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
James 4:4-8 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?a 6But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
â€œGod opposes the proud, but give grace to the humble
7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
ARE WE SO MUCH CAUGHT UP IN CELEBRITY THAT WE FORGET OUR LAWS? WOW