Sunday, March 24, 2013

Why Are HBCUs Still Here?

So, I was watching an episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. The project manager's charity was in support of scholarships for black colleges.

For those that are sensitive to what I just wrote (black colleges)... BITE ME!

I do know that whites, Asians, and Hispanic people do attend those colleges and that the 'correct' term to use is historically black colleges and universities. The key word that I am honing in on is 'historically'. I can still tell you that I'm tired of hearing countless black prospecting youths saying the same ignorant thing,"I want to be around my own people," or "I'm more comfortable being around people like me."


The world is not just filled with black people, and that's a very good thing. Everyone has to step outside their comfort zone. It adds spice to your life. It might as well be done sooner than later.

Now, I know this sounds cruel, but HBCUs should be deemed relics and turned into museums. They served their purpose, especially now that blacks have come to the place where everyone is legally privileged to have basic civil rights.

Does racism still exist? The answer is yes. And if black people still want to shelter themselves within the confines of whatever black community they are in, they are only going to end up hurting themselves. We, as a people will never successfully go anywhere until we can fully integrate and learn to work with other races. Doing so will advance not just blacks but the human race.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Colored People Time

I am very sure people have heard this phrase before. Luckily, this phrase no longer applies to black people. Unfortunately, when you work with humans, that means that you have to know about customer service. This leads to rude customers that always believes they're right and can just act any way they want to.


People that have never had a job serving people like that need to wake up! Those may seem lesser than you, but guess what... WE ARE ALL HUMAN! You are setting yourself up for failure when you don't pay attention and believe the world revolves around you. When it is near the end of the day and you are getting off work, have the decency to call wherever you are planning to rush to before you actually drive there. When a place closes at 8 PM, it closes. If the business closes in the middle of the day for lunch, expect that or ask. Don't just walk in at the exact time it closes and ask for service.

Since man has invented the prospect of time, I am very sure that we are supposed to use it properly, not abuse it. And last but not least... DON'T ENJOY THE FACT THAT YOU MADE SOME LATE OR LEAVE LATE! I wonder how many people I've wanted to strangle because of this. 'Oh, I'm sorry I'm came in so late.' Really? Are you genuinely sorry? Next time someone walks in on you at the last minute, I'm sure you will think the same thing.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Catholics & the Pope

So, this is what I know:

1) Catholicism is the 'Grandfather' of Christianity for lack of a better term.
2) Before we had the many different sects that we do now,  there were the Catholics.
3) For some odd reason, the pope, cardinals, and bishops are highly revered authorities in this Christian sect. (They're humans for Pete's sake!)
4) Like or not, Catholics that have held these particular positions have wielded their power in ways that have altered billions of human lives for their own gain.

I'm going to be forthcoming. I am an atheist. If I'm ever going to go back to a religion, it will be one that does not focus on me worshipping some god or gods, and it will not be a religion that is based on women automatically being the lesser sex. I will not badger people about what they believe in. If it helps you become a better person, then by all means go for it.

There are just some things that I don't understand: like the hoopla over the pope. He's a human. Do people think he can heal? It just seems as if he's like anyone else. He's does whatever he has to do to get to the top. No different from what presidential candidates do. Why hasn't been a female elected as pope? Oh, I know why. Because we're women! Why not black, Asian, or homosexual? Oh, right. Because they're not WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants)!

It's amazing, yet sad that we, as humans, give so much power to once person, no matter the sex, color, or ethnicity. To the people that are Christians or whatever you claim yourself to be, don't lose sight of what's at the heart of your religion. Don't jump to conclusions! I went to a Christian school for twelve years. I've been taught to memorize verses and chapters on end amongst other things. Have you just ever taken some time out of your day to think, "Is the Pope going to help me in any way today?" or "Is loving the Pope over the bum on the street going ensure my place in heaven?"

Just wondering!