Have any of you ever been the "victim" of projected racism? I used to work part-time at a Home Depot when I was younger and you wouldnt believe how many times I met a black person who would think I was being racist.
I remember one time I was looking for a specific bolt for an online order. I happen to have bad eyesight so I usually get close to the shelves trying to find stuff. This black guy just so happened to be standing right in front of the bolt area and I innocently get close and stand next to him to look. Well it seems I was invading his personal space or something because after a minute or 2 the guy starts laughing and talking to himself and then he start telling me how he knows what I am doing and that he doesnt have to deal with this etc... Long story short the guy thought I was some sort of store police and was keeping tabs on him. Even after I left he still believed that I was undercover or something.
Another time I am looking for merchandise all over the store and it just happens that I am going the same way as this black lady that was on her phone. Well after a bit she turns around and starts laughing and saying to the person on her cellphone that I am following her and that I think she is going to steal something or whatnot, and I just look at her and laugh as well and keep walking because I really didnt know what to say, she sounded so sure of herself.
Anyways this stuff happened to me all the time. Its crazy to me how black people think they are being monitored or watched all the time. I wonder if its because it happens to them all the time and how many of those times is it actually true.Last edited by omarct - on 29 December 2018