Accused of Racism! - page 6
I'm so upset.. just walked in the door from working a night shift at a skilled long term care facility. I had a CNA working under me who had left a patient in a bed with urine until the urine had a... Read More
0Jun 2, '05 by smk1Quote from ILoveScrubsi will agree that in spirit racism truly doesn't "benefit" anyone, but racism does set one group up for privilege that the other group doesn't receive so in that specific way it is a "benefit". Ok so I'll shut up for now too! off to bed for me.In case there is any confusion as to what exactly it is about your definition of racism that I disagree with...it's that it implies that racism benefits whites. Racism benefits no one.
Okay, I will shut up now.
0Jun 2, '05 by GLORIAmunchkin72In nursing appearance and perception count almost as much as the truth. It may not be right but...Quote from BamaBound2bRNLet me begin by thanking you for being bold enough to speak up. Labeling someone as "Racist" today is worst than labeling someone as a communist in the 1950's. Then you have to prove you are not- how do you prove a negative! My advice is run....from the comments of your superiors it is obvious they put perception over truth. Find a new job, but if not document, document, document. It is a shame this cowardly CNA hides behind stereotypical paranoia. Good luck.
0Jun 2, '05 by Lambert5883Quote from ILoveScrubsTrue. Racism benefits no one, rhetorically speaking. However, institutionalized racism, in our case an institution that developed more than 350 years ago, and of which only recently legally subsided, did benefit its progenitors and their descendants. To argue otherwise would denying every facet of American history as it pertains to race relations in this country.In case there is any confusion as to what exactly it is about your definition of racism that I disagree with...it's that it implies that racism benefits whites. Racism benefits no one.
Okay, I will shut up now.
Those who found themselves captive to this type of system were at a great disadvantage. To those reading this, I ask that you research the 'Emmitt Till' murder to get a sense of what was like to be the non-beneficiary of institutionalized racism.
There is an ample preponderance of cases where some have played the "race card", just as there is an ample preponderance of some who have mamed and killed someone simply due to their color and race. It is our legacy that we should not simply cast a cloud over an entire group of people based on the actions of a few.
0Jun 2, '05 by newbsnQuote from blue chipsHow did you get that 'black people are lazy' outta bamma's statement?I do not need to hide period. and my pay checks are not easy. I notice you still have that mind set that black people are lazy, but that is your problem not mine. And remember racism is not a "CARD" but a problem.
I am a Black woman...and I completely agree with every word written. People of all races hide due to laziness.
NEW BSN GRAD 2005!!!!!!:hatparty:Last edit by newbsn on Jun 2, '05