The Race Card

Excuse me please.

There are sadly, times when people of race will use their colour as an excuse. One example is there was a team who were all chosen based on their merits. Several of those who were originally chosen had since become complacent and were subsequently asked to leave – to make way for those willing to volunteer in their place. One of these people who were asked to resign just so happened to be of black skin and the only one amongst us who was. Because of that reason alone, I anticipated he would attempt to play the black card and he did.

“Are you asking me to resign because I am black?”

“No, it has nothing to do with your skin colour or origin but the lack of effort, input and presence from you”

“It is because I am the only black person here!”

He was then advised not to go down the racism route of accusations, as there was no evidence whatsoever to prove his claims but that, which backed up his laziness and absence in more ways than one. He seemed to be completely oblivious of the few who were also being asked to part ways.

Whenever people try to use whatever cards as an excuse to try to manipulate a situation into their favour, are they not actually potentially shaming their race (or disability), in the longer run?

On that note, I have always tried my utmost best to respect and see everyone under the same banner of equality whether they be a toilet cleaner or a celebrity. For every being deserves respect – regardless. Despite the obvious differences between those who need attention and those who seek attention.

“He who excuses himself, accuses himself.” ~Gabriel Meurier

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

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