Oh my goodness! I have found the answer to racial disparity… Really!
Of course, I had always hoped I’d be the one to bridge the ever-widening racial gap in this country, but it seems I have been beaten to the punch.
Oh well. I’m not bitter… I couldn’t possibly be. Not after what I’ve just discovered! Best I can do is give credit where credit is due.
I know- enough with the rambling and just get on with it already…
I was roamin’ the ‘net as I’m prone to do and came across this website.
I’ll give you a sec to click on it and see what it really is, as sometimes pure genius takes a moment to sink in.
Ok- as you know by now, what you were just looking at is a website that sells a book entitled “How-To Rent a Negro”. The title’s somewhat self-explanatory, and the site features tons of testimonials from lots of white folks who now understand black people! They simply bought the book, followed the instructions, rented a negro and… yes… were awakened to a new understanding of black people.
I wonder if I am the only person who had never heard of this book, or the woman who wrote it. I know it’s been around a couple of years… and I was surprised I’d never come across it before… so even if this isn’t new to everyone else, it is definitely new to me!
I’m so excited!
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. On the website itself (go ahead and click again, if you’d like- I’ll still be here when you get back), on the lower right-hand corner of the page, there’s a link that says Who Made This?. If you click on it you will be taken to the website of my new hero, a woman named Damali Ayo.
She’s the one who wrote the book. Make sure you learn all you can about her, and what she believes, and what her life-purpose is. This lady is somethin’ else.
Ms. Ayo is clearly African-American. She has dedicated her life to spreading the word about diversity, racism and cultural differences… and I don’t know about y’all, but she certainly got my attention! She’s all about opening our minds, and I can’t do anything but salute her for that.
This is sarcasm and satire at its finest… definitely how it was meant to be utilized, in my humble opinion.
I am full of respect for any person who manages to help change the world and educate others… she’s doin’ it one laugh, one blush, one uncomfortable squirm, one embarrassed clearing-of-the-throat at a time.
*leaning back in my chair, sighing happily*
This, my friends, is how it was meant to be.