Now to the rant. -_-; So I'm at work, helping the new cashier count her register and receipts, when this post-middle-aged lady approaches me. I reply with something absurd and everyone laughs like usual, I mean what can I'm say? Well... I'm pretty much hilarious... Glad I got that out of the way. Anyway so she replies, "I think you've got your hair braided too tight."
I laugh and say something to the effect of , "close, but not quite..."
She replies, "But seriously, hasn't anyone told you that white people can't have dreads? I mean the look is obviously not working for you. Why do you want to be black?"
"do you honestly think you know anything about me because I have dreadlocks? Do you really think I think dreads will make me black?"
"Well, I don't need to talk to you young man, you're ignorant, immature, and you obviously lack common-sense."
Then she left.
The sheer audacity of her statements shocked me to the very core. She just made blatantly racist comments in front of all of her co-workers and nobody made a peep.
I really didn't even know racism was even an issue anymore. I guess I was ignorant.