My oldest daughter is the branch manager at a reputable bank in Tallahassee, Florida. Her job, like many, is filled with high stress dealing with irate people all day long. But yesterday was exceptional. Yesterday a Caucasian female customer went too far when she called my daughter an “effing nigg***” in front of a bank full of customers. This hurt my daughter to the core and it has also hurt me for my daughter to experience such hatred. My daughter who typically has to have very tough skin to do the job she does daily, cried many times at work yesterday. She was simply astonished at such cruelty.
If you’ve ever wondered why I stay on my message, THIS is my why. I want my people to KNOW WHO THEY ARE. We are not slaves anymore and we do not have to believe any old thing that is thrown at us anymore. We are Royal people coming from Kings and Queens!! No…this is not cliche, this is Truth. And we are headed back to that status…Kings and Queens. Don’t grow weary, because it’s coming! Know the Hope that is in you!
We have a loving Savior, L-rd and King who says in His Word that we are His treasured and chosen people and will always be. This is what’s real and this is the promise to Black people.
“For thou art an holy people unto the L-rd thy God, and the L-rd hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2
My daughter in her hurt, stressed today that Black parents must prepare their children for a world that hates them. But I’m preparing our children to walk in their Royal Priesthood! We must rise above the fray. Like our beautiful Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high.” Black people have the propensity to excel in everything they do. We must live our highest selves and stand out among the rest!
It all starts with knowing ourselves, where we come from and what we are capable of!