It’s Saturday night at the local mall, like all malls there is a pseudo swank jewelry store selling diamonds, gold and other treats. It’s no Tiffany’s but for the area it fits the bill. So you are working at this shop which is located in a fairly homogenous area where there aren’t a great deal of people of color. What walks in? Three Black people!
Let’s see the first fella is 6’7 and about 220lbs and he has bad teeth. His male companion is a nondescript cat who is about 5’10 and the female companion has yellow-orange hair that is up in a ponytail and oh she has large mole on the side of her face. Damn, this motley trio sounds rather unattractive and I know you are thinking damn BGIM, where are you going with this. Just sit tight readers.
So the motley three walks in and apparently the staff at this establishment did not wish to appear racist despite the fact these three were rather curious looking individuals. So instead of doing their fucking jobs and keeping an eye on the joint, the staff allowed two of the crew to distract them while a third popped open the jewel cases, all the while the staff was oblivious that they were being robbed. It was only after the trio left that they realized they had been robbed, but darn it the store has no cameras so we have no photos just the amazing memories of the folks who work there. Who lets face it, they stood there and allowed the joint to get robbed.
Shit sounds like a bad skit but its true, here’s the link to the local story. I nearly fell out my seat when I read this story since I am Black and I have been jewelry shopping and lets just say even as middle class college educated Black person there are certain stores where it seems the staff is trained to keep all eyes on you. Look, these folks if they exist and let me say that again if they exist, walked in a jewelry store looking like bad stereotypes and looted the place but no one saw a damn thing. Yeah right, tell that to someone who was born last night.
No, my money is on the fact that this is an inside job after all do the clerks at these places really make a lot of money? Last I heard the jewelry industry is not what it used to be with times tough and maybe someone needed some extra cash. So somebody planned the heist knowing there are no cameras to capture the event and hey when in doubt and you need a villain, pin it on the Black folks. Hell go for the gold, not just one darkie, get three and as a nod to the fact they are not all violent we will make them gentler robbers. No mere brutes, they use their charm to distract the staff and get the goods.
Nope, not buying it and until you show me 3 Black folks matching those descriptions and either there is iron clad evidence or they confess. I say this is a case of blame the darkie. We all recall how in the last two decades we have seen a rise in crimes where upstanding white folks blame shit on the Black bogeyman. He stole my kids, he killed my wife, etc.
Look on behalf of my Black brothas and sistas who are upstanding citizens I say please stop blaming invisible Black folks for shit..how come no one ever blames a Chinese fella or the guy from Eastern Europe?.