NEXT WEEK in BLACKNESS: "Black People Go Bye-Bye" Says the AP
On Tuesday, January 20th, 2009, Black people, it seems, will disappear off of the face of the earth.
Well, at least from their jobs in America for that day, according to the Associated Press.
“People across the country may notice the absence of their black colleagues and classmates on Inauguration Day, as many who won’t be traveling to Washington gather at homes, restaurants and churches, huddle around TVs and watch the historic swearing in from afar. And while the ceremony itself will only last a few hours, the entire day offers a chance to reflect and rejoice in the moment.“
First of all, who takes a “few hours” off from work? If you’re going to be gone from noon until 3 in the afternoon, I’m going to vote that you may not want to return to your workday. Plus your voice will be worn out from all the woohoo’ing. Not to mention you may have passed out from shock that they actually let this happen. Yeah, I said “THEY.” THEY know who THEY are.
January 20th, take off from work. January 21st, GO BACK to work. We can’t mess around now. None of that week long “Shit, the president is Black, I’ll go back when I feel like it” nonsense. Because if you get FIRED then, its gonna be all “THE WHITE MAN MAD CAUSE WE GOT A BLACK PRESIDENT!”
Perhaps. But the WHITE MAN might also be mad that those reports didn’t go out on Thursday like it was discussed in the last departmental meeting. Just saying . . .