Racism In The work Place:
Racism in the work place or should l say amongst ourselves
We spend most of our time at work rather than being in our homes,
We interact with our co-workers for six to seven hours a day, sometimes more than our families members.
We work side by side, daily on the units white black, Nationality from all over this earth,
Russian Haitian, American, even the Caribbean not forgetting the South African,and the Mexican, My facility consist of about 500-600 workers, ranging from Personnel to the doorman.
Racism is installed in most of the workers. It's in the workplace, they tried to denied it, but everyone can clearly see and it's mostly display during lunch hour,
Everyday, especially in the Cafeteria, you just have to observed your co-workers, The way in which their separated themselves in groups, Each nationality group off, according to they race, l used to think that it was because of the language barrier but over the years on the job l got to found out that it wasn't so
I observed this on a daily basis and my observation,
Why the human race believed that it's necessary to single out each other?" Race, Education or how high is your degree, a man is a man and should not be measure by the color of his skin, but his/her contribution in society should matters,
Yet, on the unit we work supposedly we work as a team-but during the lunch break some of the workers feel that they are superior to each other. As you walk into the cafeteria, you can feel the ice cold shoulders coming from separated tables, making you feel inferior. to each other. They place label on the table "RESERVED' HOW OBSURD.!
From the DNS Administrator to the office workers, they feel that their jobs are more important than the Blue Collars Workers, "But money is money no matter how you made it or how small. But once again, "It's the Slave Mentality in the whole,
Who came up with the rules, that you are not good enough to eat at your table? or associated yourselves with the staff?
Some might probably say "They have rights! Right to choose "Right to decided whom they associated themselves with.
What is wrong is when you bring your racist self to the work-place or displayed it on the street. I think you better off being discreet.
We you always have to think of us as simple folks oh! how l detested they Slave Mentality, or should l say they upbringing.
An ignorant society judges each other because you are not of Royalty,
Yet on the other hand you and many more like us, is responsible for they lively hood,
Without our contribution and our hard work and sweat, they wouldn't be where they are today,
We deserved respect, from each other without looking at the color of each other skin
Sherrie J, A worker at the facility had this to say: "Based on my opinion l think racism is in my workplace, For example with the resident whenever, a Russian resident comes to the facility The Russian Social Worker always visit them more often and make sure that they got everything in their rooms including the flat screen television, phone, etc, but when a resident of a difference race and have that same Social Worker they response to the resident is not the same, The Russian patients gets.the Royal treatment, and the other race gets the treatment of Peasant, Everyone d be treated with respect not-only for some and not the other.
Equality applies to all, and such be abide here in this facility, and the sign Equal opportunity employer, in the lobby should be reviewed, by the personnel,
People where not born with hatred in their hearts,
They was either taught at an early age, or through the media, and mostly in the home,
A study was done where a group of toddlers was put in a room together toddlers of all races and was observed though a window, the toddlers interact with each other without a care in world of hatred in their hearts,
Now another study was done with some adults, they was also put in a room and was observed through a window people from all races, immediately upon entering the room, the adults started yo group off by themselves or pairs according to their race,
It a human mentality issued and being judgemental and thinking of themselves as better than the other person.
The people in the study demonstrated ignorance and weakness, without each other a chance to mingle. Instead of looking at each other aknin, "Stick me with a pin , l bleed what colour is the blood? red that only goes to show that we are no different from each other, just men and women in different shades of color.
Do you feel uncomfortable sitting, beside that person on the bus or train,
even in a slow moving lane, have you ever wonder, what they think of you?
You're not the trusting kind, you vow not to let anyone, make you feel less than human
because of they lack of education,
Or they slave mentally upbringing, you do as l say, not as l do, but in today society, we will
surely sued. You seem like a person who likes being alone, who is afraid of being in the circle of life, without an exit, or no place to roam.
Do your head spin?, Do your heart beat fast?, Do you want to get away? from all this rat race,
Daily tribulation, contribute to a self destructive Nation, ,when man decides that he is better than you, and view you as a waste, taking up his space,
This land do not belongs to you! or me, we are just here on borrowed time,
so try to get along with the traitors and haters, and most of all your neighbors,,
By: W.Lander-Walters 2009