I’m getting really fed up at work.
The conservative environment is just really getting me down. With Chump in charge, the racism, sexism, and stupidity is just getting out of control. I’ve taken all I can and I can’t takes no more.
So I’ve started to clap back.
Like this morning when in our meeting someone said jokingly, “Beat it like you’re married to it.” Most of the guys laughed.
I looked at the one woman in the room and said loudly, “Oh hey Rhonda- and how are you doing?”
The laughing kind of stopped then.
Or when the group of white men at large much was bashing DeNiro for his Tonys comment and saying “show some respect!”
I said, “You don’t have to respect the man– Respect is earned, not given. In fact other presidents have said as much.”
Which then got one guy to start saying that Obama wasn’t disrespected this much.
I looked at him squarely and said “He and his wife were disrespected every day for 8 years. Whites called for his lynching. They called her an Ape.” He started to argue and I said, “hell, I sat in a meeting and one of our VP’s called Obama the N word, so don’t talk to me about disrespect.”
There wasn’t any more talk then, because two of the other guys were in that meeting and know it to be true.
Or like when the room full of white men started bitching about how the Minneapolis police wouldn’t be doing sting operations for marijuana anymore because they found out it was only targeting blacks.
So I piped up and said, “Well, I bet you money the police never targeted the white college kids of Frat Row at the U, but they sure as hell focused downtown. And all that police effort to bust people for dime bags. We just need to make the shit legal so we can tax it and make money.”
There were some half hearted “marijuana is a gateway drug” arguments. To which I brought up the fact that there wasn’t evidence to support this AND alcohol was a bigger problem what with DUI’s Ana all (two of the people in the room have DUI’s).
I may have also tossed out that at least there are proven medical benefits to marijuana, and hemp fiber can be used for all sorts of goods and it saves old growth forests.
Take THAT Bembridge scholars!
Yeah, don’t fuck with a well-read, well-educated homo when you’ve worked his last nerve.
Wow – go get em. I’m pretty strident myself.
CB, You’ve got a lot going on in your life with parental illness and debt. Are you able
to take on job loss right now? Just saying, kid. Gotta watch your ass… mwg
I think this is great. I believe down the line, you’ll get a thanks from Rhonda….and a few others who just play along without thinking.
I applaud your courage!
Hell hath no fury as a miffed queen
DO IT! CALL OUT THE H8!
I congratulate you for speaking up. While it may be uncomfortable to do so, it really is important to help educate others AND to show that you don’t condone the behavior/speech you’re witnessing.