Racism is alive, well, and living in America. You can find it in all aspects of Black living. From the chain grocery stores that operate a little different, the cigarette bill boards and liquor bill boards in Black neighborhoods. Encouraging unhealthy habits, even when you feel you have achieved a better quality of life than your parents there are those moments when you have to remind yourself racism been there all along hiding in the hearts of some white folks. The work place is another place Blacks encounter racism.
I worked in the IT department and manned help desk calls. One time, I got a call from a user who was at the executive level , he locked himself out of his computer. So, he gave me his passwords to his computer and email. After using the password s ,I fixed his problems and h was the typical grateful user. But, I felt uneasy and had to go wash my hands. The hand washing was more than let’s be germ free. I felt some kind a way about those passwords. Even in retirement, I wonder what kind of man I worked with when I thought I knew him.
Bigger question why do I still have these passwords?