Doubted, Prejudge Or Scrutinized?
Being a short black African male, I have always been doubted, prejudge and scrutinized by all races, even my own. Now that I am older I expect people to doubt or prejudge me. Why? Well because every since I can remember I have always been doubted and people have always question my abilities in every aspect of my life. I grew up with a chip on my shoulders, because I always felt that I had something to prove, not only to others but also too myself. I felt that I had to show people that not only that I was smart, but that I was also reliable and not someone that can't be played with or messed with emotionally or physically. Some people make the mistake that a short black man is not smart enough or hard enough to handle any situation. That is when I have to show them who they are messing with and prove them wrong. I thank God for my parents, because they believed in me and never doubted my abilities. I can hear my parents now saying, You can do just about anything, if you put your mind to it! They would also say, the only thing that can keep you from accomplishing your dreams is yourself, so never doubt yourself! Mom, Dad and my grandparents, thank you for staying on me, because without you, maybe I would have Doubted myself, Prejudged others and Scrutinized every situation. Sometimes I even have to remind myself, that its my heart, not my size or what I may have, that made me the man I am today. If you ever been Doubted, Prejudge or Scrutinized always remember this, its not your income, size, race, status or even where you live, that makes you a great man or woman its your heart. Doubted, Prejudge or Scrutinized? Write in, then express your thoughts or opinions on the subject.
Until then have a great weekend,