I worked for Apple starting June of 2013.
Apple paid very well.
I gained hella knowledge.
I am a muthafuckin Black techie till I die.
Apple had a great cafe.
Apple had a bomb ass gym for 6.00 a month.
I had good benefits.
I worked hard and moved up the ladder.
The customers tho….abusive as fuck.
Like, I don’t get anxiety attacks but I did there.
Then Apple implied a lot that I needed to hide who I was when it came to BLM.
Today was the second time in the last week where a white man came up to me and spoke to me like I was another man. Like I wasn’t a woman. They wanted to confront me and fight me…physically. I didn’t provoke. I know I can and will but I didn’t. Last week someone was filming us and I asked who he was with and he ran up on me in a rage telling me he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants…that he can record me if he wants. Then he rushed off. Today a white man came up to me telling me that if I bring this specific sign to the DA’s office again “there is going to be a fucking problem.”
He said, repeatedly, “we are not pigs” (naw actual pigs are better). He was probably 2 inches from me with his chest in my face….normally im on some “nigga what” but all I could think was that I didnt have anything on me to protect myself from him …and the capitol…and getting stabbed up. He made the threat again and then walked away.
The things we create/do are not “magic”
They are from our intelligence.
Our physical strength.
On a daily basis these are the things, expectations, requests, and assumptions from white folks.
prove that to me.
did you steal something?
Lived in Pollock Pines on Sesame St
Piles of pancakes
Backyard of acres of forrest
Why do you always make it about race?
Because when you are a Black human being living in an anti-Black world, everything you do is always about race. Just existing is a political statement. Having moments of happiness is revolutionary and we have to actually be intentional to have them.