Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why do Black people think White people hate them?

I don't hate. I could care less about race. I now have a roommate from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Africa. He's Black. I live in a predominantly White neighborhood, Roselle, IL. I live in a place called Trails Village, which is a condominium community. There are parking restrictions for those who have a Roselle Sticker and those who are guests.

I emailed Ivorian the restrictions shortly after he moved into my condo. He ignored them due to the cost and "took his chances" for parking privileges. Oddly, my Indian roommates, who are dark in color were given the same email warning. The Indian roommates have never had a problem with parking. However, after a month, Ivorian gets a sticker "warning" that his car will be towed.

I believe the notice came because his car is SO UGLY it sticks out. He thinks he is the target of racism. I'm sorry, but his car is REALLY UGLY with dents and different paint marks. I'm embarrassed to have it parked in front of my garage, which is one of the reasons I asked him to park in the guest parking areas. The Association has been "stalking" his car and taking photos for over a month. LOL

After Ivorian got the "Orange Sticker Warning" for tow, he thinks the Association is targeting him because he is Black. I find this extremely funny. No one cares if he is Black.

Why do Black people think White people hate them? I just don't get it. I could get it, if we were back in the 1950's. I get that my folks were prejudice. I get that America was racist at one time. I get it. Let's get over it, though. We are in a new era approaching 2010. If the "White" people can move on, then why can't the Black people keep up with the pace?

I just don't get the mentality of continued self segregation by the Black people; different beauty contests, different college bonuses, etc. The White people are cool with everything going on around them, especially with the color of folks. Thinks about it, the 2000 US Census states 77.1% of Americans are White. Do you really think a Country who is racist would elect a Black President?

Please help me educate others that racism and/or prejudices are literally extinct in the US. Who is responsible for the continued hate? I have some ideas, but you probably won't like the answers.