Do Not Associate With Blacks

This is a re-posting for Black History Month

Frankly, it saddens me to know that being in such position of high responsibility, dealing with innocent children, you would choose to be so callus as to state, you do not wish to associate with Blacks~! Making matters worst, being a member in this soccer community where we have had issues of tolerance, it would have been expected that you, being a member of such a well respected youth Club would have shown more visible tolerance. My response, while hoping it may enlighten you, is more out of respect for the many around you that may look like you, however do not in anyway share your heart’s view. Go ahead, keep your point of view but do not be hypocritical about it.

If as you have clearly stated you do not wish to associate with Blacks, then do not use my air conditioning, (Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949), do not use anything related to the development of the Almanac, (Benjamin Banneker Approx 1791) or any time you find yourself in any situation that would require the need of an auto cut-off switch, please leave it alone, Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839) Please continue to enjoy your outdoor activities always making certain that you have noting to do with any Automatic gear Shifting device, (Richard Spikes February 28, 1932) nor anything related to my spark plug Edmond Berger February 2, 1839. Equally so I am certain you enjoy the modern conveniences of transporting your precious cargo, your child(ren), do not use it, baby buggy ( W.H. Richardson June 18, 1899.

Even after your child(ren)have grown, keep them off my bicycle, Bicycle Frame, (L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899). IF you have any medical issues that requires blood, do not use my blood plasma bag, (Charles Drew Approx. 1945)and please, oh please, do not even let me tell you what you can no longer do, with cancer treatments, (Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine) and of course you will lose the debate about my stethoscope Imhotep Ancient Egypt. I know you will never call me, but, return to the use of your land line phones just as long as it is not using anything to do with my phone transmitter Granville T. Woods December 2,1884. Kindly stop using my Cellular phone, (Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971).

In your home and I do hope you enjoy the small conveniences of your simply home while removing any and or all references to the, clothes dryer G. T. Sampson June 6, 1862, curtain rod S. R. Scratton November 30, 1889, curtain rod support William S. Grant August 4, 1896, door knob O. Dorsey December 10,1878, door stop O. Dorsey December 10,1878, dust pan Lawrence P. Ray August 3, 1897, egg beater Willie Johnson February 5, 1884, electric lamp bulb Lewis Latimer March 21,1882, folding bed L. C. Bailey July 18, 1899, folding chair Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889. furniture caster O. A. Fisher 1878, your mop Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893. Sadly your mail box Paul L. Downing October 27, 1891 as well as your lock W. A.Martin July 23, 18?? and even your key chain F. J. Loudin January 9, 1894. Oh my gosh, please forgive me, how could I forget, get your food out of my refrigerator J. Standard June 14, 1891. Oh did I mention no more cooking on my stove T. A. Carrington July 25, 1876. Your personal grooming may have to take some adjustments as well, hair brush Lydia O. Newman November 15,18??, the ironing board Sarah Boone December 30,1887 and this one could really hurt you, depending of course on your source of dislike, please return to me my guitar Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886.

You can continue to ride the horse but here again we will be in need of your discontinuation with our horse shoe J. Ricks March 30, 1885 in addition do not use my riding saddles W. D. Davis October 6, 1895. While a bit dated, please ensure that you are not using any indirect relationship in your barn to our lantern Michael C. Harvey August 19, 1884.You may not see the relationships between your present enjoyments in life and your lack of understanding of my Blackness still I am not blaming you. I must say, I have not done a good enough job in educating not only you but also myself. So let us continue with the many BLACK things you will no longer be allowed to associate with. You may wish to change your office and or your mother’s retirement location from any floor above one because you are no longer allowed to us my elevator Alexander Miles October 11, 1867, fire escape ladder J. W. Winters May 7, 1878, fire extinguisher T. Marshall October 26, 1872. Your work crews may no longer use my eye protector P. Johnson November 2, 1880, please also note, your sons and or daughters in combat zones or any other areas for that matter, no more using my gas mask Garrett Morgan October 13,1914.

This is not a big deal because I am certain you can do without many of these things of which I have informed you, kindly add to that list the golf tee T. Grant December 12,1899. Our children are always the innocent victims, your children ONLY may continue to use the benefits of my ice cream scooper A. L. Cralle February 2, 1897 as well you may continue to have your children ONLY use my peanut butter George Washington Carver 1896. If they are still in school they may also continue to use my pencil sharpener J. L. Love November 23, 1897.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am a sharing kind of a guy! I am very much enjoying my association with those things attributed to you. And just to show you I am holding no hard feelings, you may use free of association my thermostat control Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960; and this is a biggie, my traffic light Garrett Morgan November 20, 1923; you know how I have already stated my love for the innocence of children, my tricycle M. A. Cherry May 6,1886. I have long believed that one should always keep a back door open, should in case you have a change of heart and wish to contact me, you can use the modern versions of my typewriter Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885 or my fountain pen W. B. Purvis January 7, 1890.

Should you choose to continue with your non association, let me at least leave you better looking than when first having met you, you can groom your exteriors with my lawn mower L. A. Burr May 19, 1889 and my lawn sprinkler J. W. Smith May 4, 1897.

If after all this you still are not satisfied then you can go suck a lemon. Oh don’t get me wrong, I am not angry it is just that you are not permitted to use my lemon squeezer J. Thomas White December 8, 1893.Have an enjoyable return to the 18th century I won’t be joining you.




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