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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:32 PM

I Hope This Does Not Come Off As Insentive To Anybody, But... A Quick Story...

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A Quick Story...

When the economy crashed this last time (2008), an Africa American Woman who I work closely with, and consider a good friend...

Looked at me all concerned, and asked, "Bill... are your people gonna be alright ???"

And I laughed hysterically, and gave her a one finger salute... and we both started giggling.

Point being...

She and her extended family have been dealing with this shit for YEARS.

They know where the thrift stores are, they know how to work the Underground Economy, they know which churches they can appeal to, who they can barter and trade with, etc....

And yet they survive. And in some cases flourish.

She gave me a wink as she walked away, and said... "Well... we all N*****s Now !!!"

And again we both laughed.

I had no idea at the time, how correct she was.





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Reply I Hope This Does Not Come Off As Insentive To Anybody, But... A Quick Story... (Original post)
WillyT Dec 2012 OP
jberryhill Dec 2012 #1
WillyT Dec 2012 #2
CurtEastPoint Dec 2012 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
WillyT Dec 2012 #5
underpants Dec 2012 #4
WillyT Dec 2012 #6
ilikemaps Dec 2012 #9
WillyT Dec 2012 #10
Marie Marie Dec 2012 #8
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #11

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:54 PM

1. Insensitive to people who don't have fingers

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:56 PM

2. LOL !!! - I m SO Sorry To The Birdless...



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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:18 PM

7. OMGGGGGGGG I am spewing w/laughter! Good one!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. That's a great story, my dear WillyT....

It made me smile.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. :loveYa:






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:58 PM

4. Not Insensitive at all. You are clearly "good folks"

The first people I always engage at a new job or any setting are the nice ladies. If I can work in "good folks" I get nods - they know I am all right.

Great story.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:01 PM

6. Thank You For That !!!



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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:56 PM

9. Same here

 

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Response to ilikemaps (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:28 PM

10. Welcome To DU ilikemaps !!!



Glad ta have ya aboard.



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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:54 PM

8. Good story and unfortunately, all too true.

Or should I say, fortunately, all too true. Why is it that those with the least are the most appreciative of what they have and there is something quite beautiful about that. The pigs at the top only seem to appreciate MORE!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:45 PM

11. Some in the house, some in the field...


"There was two kind of slaves. There was the house negro and the field negro. The house negro, they lived in the house, with master. They dressed pretty good. They ate good, cause they ate his food, what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near their master, and they loved their master, more than their master loved himself

..."


Here's a link. The parser won't let me put it in the brackets.

http://www.zimbio.com/Black+History+Month/articles/265/Malcolm+X+House+Negro+vs+Field+Negro

Malcom X had a specific point to make to people who needed to stand up for themselves. Move it forward to today, change the word white to corporate, and one might find the truth hasn't changed. The crowd of brothers and sisters are indistinguishable to the wolf by their mere color. And that's not a change either.



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