I read every day – I have conversations with my children, co workers and Friends – I see change happening – it makes me feel hopeful and helpless at the same time. I have learned so much from my children, their acceptance of everyone and their willingness to stand up for what is right. I am having those hard conversations with others and with myself.
My brother who is in the military told me about a coworker who is black and he asked her if she feels there is racism in the military – she gave a few examples. How the uniform rules affect her beautiful hair and how affirmative action really works. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE JUST HANDED THE JOB – YOU HAVE THE SAME SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS, DEGREES & WORK EXPERIENCE AS THE OTHER CANDIDATE – IT IS BASICALLY THE TIE BREAKER FOR EQUALLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES! They are not less deserving or given anything – They worked, in many cases harder than the candidate they are up against – So stop giving the elbow nudge and trying to feel better about yourself because someone else equally deserving beat you out.
If you can add to this, please do so in the comments – I am eager to learn and understand.
This post seems like a perfect opportunity to again promote the United Negro College Fund. Please think about giving. GIVE HERE!
College tuition hikes and decreasing financial aid have caused more and more students to apply to UNCF for assistance each year.
However, they can only support one out of every 10 students who applies. Therefore, nine out of 10 deserving, ambitious students have to be told “no.” Why? Because they do not have sufficient funds. These students are our future health professionals, social workers, teachers, government policy makers, and military men and women—they are the future prosperity of our nation. We must do more. And with your help they can.
Greekgear + GreekU will continue to donate to the UNCF – We want to continue to become a part of the solution.