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Old 08-10-2019, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Sassybluesy View Post
Are you Black? Are you male? Do you wear sunglasses inside? Do you wear a hoodie or a hat more often than not?

There is nothing wrong with any of the things I mentioned. But the combination of all those things together often trigger suspicion in others.
No, do not wear sunglasses inside, no hoodie, not male. I really am beginning to think this has more to do with my looking 'not quite fitting in anywhere' more than anything else.

Most times, I just don't process things as quickly as other people, so I suppose that I might appear to be lost in public which I often am because so much is going on at a much faster pace than I can handle.

Maybe I'm starting to figure this out at long last...
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:37 AM
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Is there something suspect about being black?

Is there something suspect about being male?

Is there something suspect about enjoying sunglasses?

Is there something suspect about wearing a hoodie or a hat in case it rains or to keep the sun off my head?

See how I turned it around to make you appear the suspect one?
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Old Today, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by aileesic View Post
Yes, this is serious. I'm asking this because it's come to the point in my life of seriously starting to wonder why everywhere I go in every place I've lived, I am told that I am somehow "different from everybody else." Not just that, but I am always singled out in public places as someone with a potential to be doing something wrong? For example, when I ride the trains, the conductors come right for me asking to see proof that I've paid but walk right by other passengers. In stores, the sales people will either follow me or stand around waiting in the aisle wherever I am while other people walk out the door with theft detectors ringing. I just don't get what I'm doing so differently than everyone else when out and about.

I know it would be easy to write this one off as a race thing, but this happens no matter what race and no matter how many others like myself are around. I'm the one singled out, not them.

I certainly don't feel that I'm anything other than a regular human being.

Does anyone else have this problem, and how does it make you feel?
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