Audio Video Web Conferencing : R.N.A. Meeting

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Greetings family amd Welcome to R. N. A.

    Racism Non~Anonymous....
    Cause Racism in the lives of Afreekan Descents is NOT a secret

    Open meeting discussion. My topic: Reflecting on self and Being Aware of what I'm doing and it's ties to the impact and influence of white lunacy in my life.








    The floor is now open for sharing *YOUR experiences, strengths and plans* regarding either some aspect of what i've shared or any other topic which is currently near and dear to your Spirit...right now.

    Thank you for Listening to M.E. share

    :hearts2:
     
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    Your venue is video. Mine is by verse. Here is my "sharing"..


    "My Soul Look Back In Wonder, How I Got Over"


    One brother hit w/a golf ball
    On a summer job @ a local Country Club
    Resulting in cracked ribs and a ruptured appendix
    All because a bunch-o' sick, low-down hicks
    Thought it an inspired joke
    Not a soul yelled the sport's warning of "FORE!"
    Such etiquette for a little BLACK boy, they could ignore
    It was supposed to be so much fun?
    To see the li'l n!gg3r
    Look up, yell, and run.

    When somebody robbed a local convenience store
    Two cruising White "Bubbas"
    Picked up another brother for "Walking While Black"
    But, because he personally knew our mother,
    The Chief of Police brought him back.
    Now, thank God, he was not harmed in any way
    But, the message was plainly read that
    For that crime, somebody's son
    Guilty or Innocent, would surely pay

    A sister who was intelligent, sophisticated and graceful
    NOT to hire her would have been stupid and down-right wasteful!
    With Sheep's-skin in hand, she went out to make her professional mark
    But, after countless rejections and "The position's just been filled." lies
    The reality set in that her complexion was just too dark.

    Teeming sidewalks and long crossing lights
    Make a stomach start to growl....
    Downtown with my mother to pay bills and to shop
    But at the Woolworth counter for lunch, you'd better not stop!
    She pulled me by the hand, as I looked
    Through the window at those blank, White faces
    Lined up on each stool as she quickened our paces
    Oh, Segregation was over according to ink on paper
    But, in that city, the angry, resentful feelings still had yet to taper.

    To feed her family
    A mother who toiled hard and endured
    All kinds of insults and slights
    And later, her children rubbed her back
    And soaked her feet on hot, summer nights
    After she worked for White Folks in restaurants and in their homes
    Always watchin' and lurkin'
    Thinking she might steal
    But, my mother sucked it all up
    No matter what she might be thinking or feel..
    One White woman went so far as to count her Silverware
    And checked her China Cabinet
    But my mother never did blink nor fret
    Even when, on the bar, she marked each liquor decanter
    Oh, yes, she was trying with all her might to somehow trick and catch her!
    But my mother took it all in stride
    She did what she had to do
    Many times, she sucked up her pride
    But, like Paul, she "pressed toward a higher mark."
    Her faith and hard work
    Saw her thru Night School
    An escape from the bigoted, menial rule
    So, yes, a degree greased a few doors
    That before had remained shut
    And, she plodded on
    Stuck in a new groove
    But not the same ol' rut.
     
  3. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    apologies offered for my delayed response

    Thank You cherryblossom for Sharing your verse!



    Well told story of the lives Afreekans "live". Like so many AFREEKAN MOTHERS....WE DO "press toward a HIGHER mark".

    M.E.
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    And thank you.

    Yes, this poem was just a snippet of examples of the White supremacy that permeates the stories that we live.
     
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