The most struggling thing is to work hard as hell to get enrolled into college and then spending those years disrespected just because of your race, ethnicity, gender or any other kind of background. For me it was ethnicity and I would love to hear similar experiences from other people.
My sister died from an overdose late last year. I was struggling to understand why she was found dead with a handful of pills. She was young and she never did no harm to anybody. She never mentioned suicide or anything that was bothering her. She didn’t leave a note, she didn’t leave a sign, we were all stuck at that point in time and thinking of why did she do it. Turns out she had the most hurtful relationship and this is why i share my story. Please, share interest towards people near you, especially your family. If I ever knew what was going on with my sister, I would’ve never let this happen to her.
I’m a woman. This sentence carries so much power and meaning that most men don’t take into consideration. We bleed every month, we carry human beings, we deal with hormones, we go into labor, we love, we care, we protect and we fight like no one. And still, we get put down, beaten, raped, fired, murdered, dominated and objectified by men just because they carry more physical power. How is this fair? We must raise our voice so we can be heard.
You already know how often you can see a female driving a cab or a bus. It’s mostly impossible, especially in least developed countries. I was so excited to get a job and finally have some money to support my family and after just a month of work, they decided to cut people off. We were only two female bus drivers in the city and guess who got fired? My authoritative, conservative boss decided to let us go because we were “new” to the job, but so were other 20 MALE bus drivers. It’s a shame and inhuman.
My challenge was not to be accepted by by family but by the community. I’m so lucky to have an open minded family but not so lucky having to live in a place where you’re disrespected all the time. Imagine being a gay indian man living in New Dehli. This caused me so much hurt and tears and now I’m moved out and trying to find happiness.
Blacks are the most discriminated race on earth. I’m a black man who was arrested for being in possession of a licensed gun which was not verified by the officer who arrested me. I wasn’t even holding the gun, I was not doing anything wrong, I was walking down the street and he saw my gun showing. He stopped me and arrested me without even reading my rights. I can name thousands of black people who get arrested, murdered, beaten and raped just because they’re black.
I was walking down the street, I heard a group of people shouting racial slurs, I turn around, I blacked out and I wake up in the hospital with every place of my body hurting from the torture I endured. This is my story in a nutshell and tells everything you need to know about what kind of people racists are.