Say It. I Dare You.

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^As much as I've had it with humanity right now, I don't think avoiding the issue of race relations is serving anybody well. Because the more we avoid the issue, the more it festers, the more likely misunderstandings and harmful stereotypes pop up and the more likely incidents like Trayvon Martin happen.

I have white friends. Not all of them fully get the gist of my outrage toward the case, though they said they are trying to understand. For the past two weeks, I've been wondering if they really consider me their equal. Given their priveleged status and the fact that they haven't dealt with prejudice and discrimination in the same manner that I have, the common sense answer would be that they don't. And I detest the fact that I'll probably have to doubt their intentions and distrust them. It adds a level of tension to my relationships with them that I wish wasn't there and then I wonder if my friendships with them will be worth it in the long run as I'm just one person and I don't have the power to dismantle the entire power structure.
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Aw, frau.

That sucks.

I'm sorry.
At least I didn't forget my lunch today, I would have been even more upset. Stupid car ruining my day. I hope it doesn't rain on my way home, I don't want to get soaked.
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{{{{SIB}}}} I hope your day improves!
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I am having to force myself to work on this project today.

Note to self: there truly is such a thing as too much pizza.
Coffee, waffles, and bacon.

Yes, please.

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I just saw the most assanine ignorant comment on FB and although I don't know this woman I want to slap the stupid right out of her. What is WRONG with people!!!!!

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I am so freaking excited to go to a kitchen store today that I (almost) can't sit still!!! I saw a few pictures online of the inside and it's packed to the brim with STUFF!!! Surely they'll have the right size cooling racks I've been hunting for.




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I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Hunger Games. I'll get to it eventually. I have almost 200 books on my TBR pile, and it's just not a priority to me. I've had the book for over two years and if I haven't gotten to it yet, the nagging certainly isn't going to make me. Honestly, all the insistence that I JUST HAVE TO read it is making me not want to read it on principle. Besides, the vast majority of the time, when I read a book that's pushed this hard it ends up disappointing me because I just don't see what the big deal is.
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A member is asserting that she doesn't like Haitians, so she's requesting a new home health aide that's non Haitian.

Jesus take the wheel. I am SO done.
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My daughter finished The Hunger Games. We shall see the movie Saturday!!!


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A member is asserting that she doesn't like Haitians, so she's requesting a new home health aide that's non Haitian.

Jesus take the wheel. I am SO done.
Originally Posted by LadyV69
Sadly, I'm not surprised, Haitians always seem to get treated like crap.

One time in college, a friend who was black was asked if he was Haitian as well (there were some other Haitians in the room), he got so offended and said "Ew, I'm not Haitian." In the nastiest tone, I gave him quite the tongue lashing. Ugh, people suck so much.
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Coffee, waffles, and bacon.

Yes, please.

~~~~~

I just saw the most assanine ignorant comment on FB and although I don't know this woman I want to slap the stupid right out of her. What is WRONG with people!!!!!

~~~~~

I am so freaking excited to go to a kitchen store today that I (almost) can't sit still!!! I saw a few pictures online of the inside and it's packed to the brim with STUFF!!! Surely they'll have the right size cooling racks I've been hunting for.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I loved my cooling rack when I regularly made Madelines, but now it just collects dust. I'd give it to you if I could.
i stopped posting my racial tribulations here because i don't think (even though this is the "say it i dare you" thread) it's fair to bring up such matters to people here who have done me no harm. the following is a rant and i don't want my fairer curly sisters to be offended:

why is it that even though i've already explained that i do not want to talk about trayvon martin AT ALL that my supervisor came into my lab yesterday to tell me about the bounty the black panthers have on the head of mr. zimmerman (i call him mr.).

i explained to her that i don't watch then news and have purposely been staying away from this topic. nope, then she went on to talk about the new black panther party and how the family doesn't want them involved, blah, blah, blah..i was like, yes, but i really can't say much about it because i'm not following that story-i'm kind of hibernating myself away from the news. i explained that to the secretary too.

this morning i simply placed a paper on the secretary's desk and she said, "wait! do you know what happened??? 3 black men shot a white man and guess what?? there's no news about it! where is all the outrage about that?? i'm sending you a link to the story."

sigh...wtf!!!!!!! i didn't even say good-morning to her yet.
i said, "i don't think people are upset that a black man was shot by a white man, first because i don't even think mr. zimmerman is considered white (i said that on purpose because our secretary is half-spanish and those that are spanish will know why that was shade). i think it is because the black person was followed because he looked suspicious, was shot and killed even though he was unarmed and then the police did not arrest the perpetrator."

so of course i then found myself talking about trayvon!!!!
she responded and then i just cut her off and made a circle around myself and said, "this is a trayvon martin free zone! i don't want to talk about him again, not at all, not ever."

i swear, they can burn florida down for all i care.
the hooded heather gray jacket that i wear to work everyday looks like a darn political statement.

the hunger games rue issue.

for goodness sakes!! i'm so tired of this all!!
i don't want to hear another nasty remark about obama.
being black is really stressing me out!!
Originally Posted by frau
I understand your frustration, but if it's all the same to you, I would rather Florida not burn down because I live here and so do a lot of my loved ones. Be steadfast in your conviction in not discussing it if that is how your feel. Perhaps you should speak with HR.

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I got locked out of my house and almost had to call the mime (couldn't remember code to the lockbox). I sat in my car and stared at the garage for awhile
Thank you, Ninja. That's very sweet.

I have three, but all are too long to fit inside my sheet pan and when I use them in the oven for things it hangs over the edge and drives me nuts. Short trip. I've had the hardest time finding one in a store that has the right dimensions, but I'm hopeful today!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I had a dream about Rick Santorum. He'd finally dropped out of the race and was at his cousin's house (who was my friend). he was walking around in a cowboy hat and I made him a drink for breakfast.

So random
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I had a dream about Rick Santorum. He'd finally dropped out of the race and was at his cousin's house (who was my friend). he was walking around in a cowboy hat and I made him a drink for breakfast.

So random
Originally Posted by scrills
Too funny. I love crazyazz dreams!


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I got locked out of my house and almost had to call the mime (couldn't remember code to the lockbox). I sat in my car and stared at the garage for awhile
Originally Posted by scrills
Yet another chance for mischief with Scrills and Ninja, missed.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Hunger Games. I'll get to it eventually. I have almost 200 books on my TBR pile, and it's just not a priority to me. I've had the book for over two years and if I haven't gotten to it yet, the nagging certainly isn't going to make me. Honestly, all the insistence that I JUST HAVE TO read it is making me not want to read it on principle. Besides, the vast majority of the time, when I read a book that's pushed this hard it ends up disappointing me because I just don't see what the big deal is.
Originally Posted by Nallia
That's me, too. I had heard a lot about the books, but it wasn't until the movie trailer came out and I thought it looked like a good movie that I decided to read them. Honestly, I liked The Hunger Games but I wouldn't call it a must read, and, for me at least, it's tainted by the last book. I think overall it's a really good idea hampered by so-so writing.
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