by F. Palmer
At my job today and I was listening to a whole bunch of young non-anglo people getting schooled by a whole bunch of white men in their offices. And although it is more times often than not there is a technical aspect, the fact of the matter is that there are always the undertones of these white men teaching them in professional AND personal aspects, with the personal portion superseding the professional one.
Then as I was being bombarded with this; I started ruminating about how this has pretty much been indicative of most of the non-anglo and anglo interactions I have seen in work environments, especially in the white collar, corporate America world.
Then my mind came across this picture from the Emancipation Memorial of Lincoln freeing a slave, and the slave at his feet. There is so much blatant white supremacy in this statue that I shouldn’t have to explain it to anyone who isn’t a fool or dishonest.
That being said, it illustrates perfectly the relationship between the white male hierarchy and the non-anglo in regard to the mental domination prevalent in the workplace.
The reason this is a perfect representation is simply because this is the president who is supposed to have been the helpful white man by way of his superior guidance.
The person who says he has never seen this in the workplace is generally, without a doubt, the white providing said guidance or the Negro (or non-anglo equivalent) on one knee who is THANKFULLY receiving it.
Sadly, the one who wants the non-anglo standing EQUALLY with the white man or even thinks he is worthy is few and far between.
It pains me to say it, but this is even prevalent amongst a lot of non-anglo folks who will just as soon slit your throat than try and end this unequal relationship.