I was always taught if you don’t have anything good to say…keep your damn mouth closed. My parents were old school to say the least…so I debated on writing this post until I calmed down. I was and still am heated…but I’m at the point to where I can at least be dignified about the situation…but here it is people…
I happen to be on vacation for a week or so and today actually is the first day of classes for the Spring Term. I prefer to do most of my work at the school or local library. Since it is the first day of class…I decided to go down to the campus to take in some fresh air and mingle among my fellow classmates. Well I’m at the library…minding my own business. At our campus in order to use a PC you must use your student ID to log into the PC right….so I’m talking to a friend of mine in the library that just left from talking to a counselor. We both log in the central station and we are assigned PC’s fairly close to each other. After you are given your assignment you have five minutes to sign into the PC before you lose your reservation. My friend and I talk by the central sign-in PC for a few minutes before a worker reminds us that we only have a few minutes before we have re-register…so as we walk to our PC we continue to talk. We finally both sign-in and I’m retrieving my class work for one of my Management classes…as I listen to Pandora doing all of this…I get a tap on my shoulder…it is the clown looking library employee that asks for my ID and wants to verify who I am. At this point I am pissed from the standpoint that I’m just chilling minding my business…I guess because I’m dressed down today I get a different reaction.
I begin to follow this employee with my eyes…and notice that he went to another person…Mind you that he told me that this was “random ID checking”…hahahaha…a bunch of crock. Shortly after he leaves…my friend comes up to me and tells me that the employee checked him as well….Hmm interesting…now I’m not crying foul at this point…but if a situation is random…you’re going to get an accurate count based on the number of students…needless to say that the employee stops with us three…and guess what…we were the ONLY BLACK STUDENTS in the section…hahahahahha….straight hilarious.
Folks we are not in the 60’s anymore….continue to treat us like we are the red-headed step child…thank you for fuel to the fire…He hasn’t broke us…you are making us. – D.Dew Sr.