You Know The Kind Of Liberal That Does Not Call You A Nigger - But Refuse You The Job...

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You Know The Kind Of Liberal That Don’t Call You Nigger - But Refuse You The Job….

In New York, where I reside, it is a Herculean challenge for African Americans, like me, to secure gainful employment, even when the economic tidings are good... much less now. I did not expect to shine in the legal field, especially when my big mouth made me received an ‘F’ for mouthing off to my Tax law professor, which wreaked havoc on my GPA - did I tell you that the professor was my mentor who was supposed to shepherd me through law school.

I did an internship in the Bronx District Attorney’s office because I love Criminal and Constitutional Law… but as a Christian, even if I had the stellar grades, I thank the Lord Jesus that I do not ‘practice’ because I truly do not see how one can be a Traditional Christian, and, at the same time, be a lawyer, especially if one is employed in the Criminal law area. And so it is that I now work in banking compliance in the area of Anti-Money-Laundering; it is a lucrative job if you can get it… especially if you are regularly employed in a consulting capacity… but to secure such a position in New York, one still have to go through the gate keepers who are usually the Liberals.

As Black men, these Liberals will never in a million years call you ‘niggers,’ but they constantly give you hell to secure gainful employment, especially if the jobs are in the upper tier, like say, in my field, a Financial Compliance Officer. Were you to hear me speak, I speak in a slight British accent, not because I have been to England but because if you are not from the West Indies, you would have a hard time understanding the Patios. I have been doing so since my teachers in California recommended to my beloved father that I should go to speech therapy, on account of my Patios.

As a boy, I used to watch Magnum P.I., starring Tom Selleck and when my step-mother told me that one of the characters, Jonathan Quail Higgins, was an actor from Texas speaking in a British accent… I told my stepmother I could do so too and further told my dad that he need not spend his money to send me to speech therapy. I was so successful in mimicking the British Accent that when I returned from the Army, my father followed me to purchase my first car in Concord, California and the salesman, who, just happened to be English, asked me what part of England I was from. My farther, being close by, started ‘cracking up’ because he knew that I was mimicking the British accent.

You may ask why it seems that I am going off on a tangent – bear with me… because that same fake British accent I have used elsewhere and conveyed above, I have also used to prove Liberal racism in New York City. Even before the economy went south, I was having a difficult time finding a job and so I decided that I should use my British accent… and so I was invited to many an interview until they saw that I was Black. I swear that some five years ago, this lady called me and said that she liked what she saw on my resume and that I should further send her some of my writing samples, which I did since I had briefs that I had written in law school.

The lady said that she had twenty-three opened banking compliance positions and that I should come in for an interview - incidentally, I spoke to her telephonically in the British accent. When I went to her office, there were cameras and apparently she saw me… and this gentleman came out and told me the position was no longer available… so I told him that it was not one, but twenty-three positions. As a Traditional Christian, I can swear to you that the same racist scenario has played out over the years, even as recently as in April of this year.

My friends and family members are always laughing about that racist episode about the twenty-three opened positions… because before I became a Christian, I never drank, yet when that lady refused even to see me, I then went to Apple-Bees and drank a Budweiser beer due to my being mad. There was a time, when I had access to a Nine millimeter… like the one my best friend always carries - but I thank the Lord for his Grace and mercies that He Has taken away the violence I used to have in me and Has seen fit to provide for my wife and children.

I say to those reading this blog, do not make the mistake and relegate racism only to Republicans… or to the states that make up the heart of Dixie because said racism is rampant among Democrats here in New York… and I will go further to say that I believe that these Liberals have paid off many of our Civil Rights leaders… so that they can continue to engage in their situational racism, like not employing Black men in high paying jobs. For the other Black men who have excelled while walking the halls of academia… who can speak and write with the best of them… and who have even been Honorably Discharged for serving your country in the Armed Forces… hold your head up and do what you have to do legally to survive… knowing that your help cometh from the Lord (Psalm 121:2)….



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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

It's a shame that the racist scenarios you describe still exist, but it seems to be true when they say that racial prejudice it isn't going anywhere. I've had my share, but do not wish to recall any. Happy for your godly attitude toward injustice. You'll know for sure that your breakthroughs come from Higher Up. God bless!


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Indeed my sister - incidentally, there are those in this forum who think that I am a Republican - but I am a Christian and I cannot vote for anyone who suport Abortion... even Republican like mayor Bllomberg - I say this to say that I try to look at all issues through my Christianity, even though I am flawed. Thanks for your kind words Sister in Christ.


graceinus 3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

Verily Prime- To my knowledge I have never been a victem of racism. As a white person I have never been in your shoes. What we do have in common, as christians, is our faith in God and faith in His loving grace for all people of all races. I know that no words of mine can change the events that has happened to you. But know this, you have my utmost respect and I will keep you in my prayers.

God bless you and your family.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Thank you my brother in Christ for the prayers - I tell you that above my being a Black man is my belief in Christ Jesus... and the reason why I do not have much friends is because I do not believe in racism from anyone... even from Blacks because my grandma raised me that way, whereby everyone, including me, is capable of such wanton wickedness, but for the Grace of God through His Beloved Son, the Christ... we tarry.


retief2000 3 years ago

As a White, conservative, Catholic in Indiana, I want to thank you for your strong words about the preconceptions liberals have about people like me. I would fight a racist with my bare hands before I would allow him to harm a stranger merely because his skin is dark, even at the risk of my own life, but to the liberal I must be a racist because I am a WCC Hoosier. Bigotry knows few limits and more than once I have written someone in a discussion off because they presumed to call me a racist. I wish you well, I believe that if you hold to your values and surround yourself with people like you, you will succeed. Good Luck.

PS, I knew a lovely woman from Barbados and that accent makes me smile from ear to ear.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks and Barbados is a wondrous place I am certain like Saint Ktts/Nevis- take a trip at your leisure. As to the race issue, I want people to know that it sadly comes in all stripes... and to stop stereotype (if you get the irony).


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Justin Earick 3 years ago from Tacoma, WA

Wow. There is a reason that 90+% of blacks vote democratic. It's certainly not because liberals are racists. You sir, are completely lost.

Abortion? The bible says that life begins with the first breath in - Gen 2:7, Job 33:4, & Ezekiel 37:5,6.

Exodus 21:22 states that if a pregnancy is lost to violence of the father (or husband), the penalty is not commensurate with murder of an actual man - ie fetus is not equal to person.

Also, God gave specific direction regarding the carrying out of abortion to Moses, which included a recipe, in Numbers 5 - ie God not opposed to abortion but in fact commanded as such.

Try again.


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kkingcrabb 3 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

I find this very difficult to believe in the 21st century. If they actually did this to you and you are a lawyer as you say then you have every right to sue them. You should know this right?


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Sue - I am well aware of the evidence it takes to bring a civil case - now tell me what evidence you suggest that I use when it is my word against them? Long time ago, my first job out of law school in 2001... my first boss and mentor then and friend now, told me to hold off on whom to sue because of the latter's tendency of black-balling those bring suit against them... Now adays, Racism is not the blatant calling of you the 'N' word - it is more sophisticated and done in subtle ways. I do not know how to prove this happened to me and does happen... there are those in my church that I go to coiiurt with and advvocate on their behalf - but the evidence is usually clear cut, unlike someone promising you a job and going back on his or her word.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

You are in essence saying that God actually sanctions Abortion - I supposed that when John The Baptist leapt in his mother's, Elizabeth womb, in recognition of the blood cousin and moreover His Christ , the latter who was only three months old in Mary's womb, I supposed that it would have been ok to murder both babies... since at that juncture, neither had taken breaths. I want you to know that I did not vote for anyone in the last election and I do not vote by concensus - so it does matter to me that 90% of Blacks voted for President Obama.


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kkingcrabb 3 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

you know yourself there have been thousands of documented cases where there may or may not have been racism involved yet the minority involved wins their case anyway. People are programmed to look for any slight and scream racism. Besides if there were 23 jobs available and you showed up on time to your interview and they said the one position had been filled you have enough right there to go to the EEOC and file a complaint. You also have the option to go the NAACP they will march in the street for you whether you were or were not discriminated against. Articles and hubs like these are what keeps promoting racism in this country and keeps it alive so people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can support their illegitimate children and pay for their corporate jets.


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kkingcrabb 3 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

I think you are an internet troll nothing more nothing less.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

I am promoting racism? Just by you saying that warrants nothing more!


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monicakay19106 3 years ago from Philadelphia

Your sentiments echo the comments of Ben Carson. Both of you hit on an unfortunate truth that many African Americans recognize but don't always publicly acknowledge. I think that is why most black people have a little more respect for individual who are unabashed racists. If you hate Black people, thanks for letting me know. I would much rather be called the n-word to my face than be treated like a victim or like there is something innately deficient about me because of the color of my skin or my "disadvantaged" upbringing. In addition, there is nothing worse than having someone smile in my face at work and refer to other blacks as "those people" or "they". This type of behavior is pervasive in corporate America as if political correctness is an antidote for racism or at the very least reducing the likelihood of lawsuits. Speech codes don't change the way people think or their hearts.

That being said, there comes a point in every adult's life when you realize that racism is the concern of the racist and it has nothing to do with you. If someone is projecting their anxieties, fears and hatred about an entire group of people, that's for them to deal with not you. No need to file a lawsuit. There are other places to work and other things to do. If you can't find a job, create one. You are fortunate that you can actually start your own practice if you needed to do so. You can also look into freelance writing.


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

I apologize for the ignorance that you have had to endure. I apologize as a Christian first and as an American. Evil is not right, it does exist. I pray that you will be put in a position, in your field, where God will use you to lift the veil of ignorance from the thousands of people that will experience His love through you. God Bless You Brother.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Thank you - do you remember the days when we disagreed and still coud break bread... I long for those days. for over two years, I have had my bio up in the place provided by the Hubpages that says my Christianity takes precedence over my being Black, yet they are irate when I argue from that prism. may god beless you my Christian brother and be prepared for the Lord warned us in Matthew that these will happen.


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Great Wide Open 2 years ago from The Astral Plane

They were interrested when they spoke to you and seen your work, but when they seen you... Well, all 20+ positions were somehow filled. This is rediculious. Thank you for your service on this Independance Day. God bless.

Steven Randall


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Verily Prime 2 years ago from New York Author

Sir thanks - but there are ex soldiers that are more deserving and are in such dire straits and both sides - Republicans and Democrats - take advantage for photo-ops of those noble men and women. It is a disgrace how we treat most of our veterans. Wit that said, Happy Independence Day to our country which is the greatest country so far in our storied history until Jesus sets up His Kingdom in Jerusalem/Israel.

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