Facebook’s Bias Issue Is A Corporate America Issue

So, according to several people of color who work for Facebook, the company has a problem with implicit bias. Also, the sky is blue, water is wet and Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. Side bar, nah, for real, I HIGHLY doubt that Epstein killed himself, son. In any case, while some folks may think that these issues are native to Facebook, I’m here to say that they run rampant through all of Corporate America. All in all, none of these employees’ stories surprise me, man.

Ok, for those who missed it, about twelve Facebook employees wrote a piece for Medium about the troubles they face at Mark Zuckerberg‘s company. Now, in the article, the various workers shared multiple stories of micro and macro aggressions that permeate through their work environment. Look, minority employees had their intelligence questioned, told they were simply diversity hires and judged for their supposed “aggressive” attitudes. Shit, on Facebook’s Blind application, White employees just let their racism fly, fam. I mean, one particular employee just belittled the IQ of Black employees and blamed us for all of the nation’s murder, bruh. Needless to say, the landscape isn’t very comforting, brethren.

Listen, to be fair, I’m not doing this Medium article justice, son. On the real, everyone should go read it for themselves. However, I wasn’t surprised by anything that I read in that post, man. Keeping it a buck, during my tenure in the workforce, I’ve tasted my fair share of fuckery, fam. Now, for some reference, I’m a 34-year-old Black man who’s worked in Corporate America since 2007. Actually, if I count internships, I’ve been in this arena since 2005, bruh. In any case, along the way, I’ve worked for four different Fortune 500 companies. So, I’ve dealt with some of the bullshit that these Facebook employees are speaking about.

Real talk, I don’t even know where to start, son. Look, I’ve been called aggressive, lazy, coworkers have expressed surprise at the college I went to, I’ve been badmouthed by a manager to human resources and questioned by people with a lot less experience. The fucked up part is, I’m only talking about one company so far, man. The truth is, I haven’t even gotten to the rest of the shenanigans, fam. Yet, somehow, despite being so “terrible,” I keep getting better jobs and making more money. So, I know EXACTLY how these Facebook employees feel, bruh. All I can say is, Facebook is the norm and not the exception, people.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, son. Ultimately, I don’t have any answers for these employees, man. By and by, we all knew that Facebook would release a message condemning this type of treatment. However, nothing is going to change, fam. Namely because nothing ever fucking changes, bruh. At the end of the day, unless there are REAL ramifications for this kind of discrimination, the behavior will continue, folks. *Sigh* This is the day-to-day life of a person of color, brethren. This shit can really suck sometimes. That is all. LC out.

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T.I. Is Out Here Wilin’

So, I won’t lie, son. As a father myself, I generally try not to judge how other people parent their children. However, muhfuckas be wilin’ sometimes, man. With that being said, I have to call T.I. out on his tomfoolery, fam. Look, I understand wanting to “protect” our kids from this wild ass world, but T.I. did the most of the most, bruh. All in all, homie doesn’t need to be bugging out at his daughter’s gynecologist appointments, folks.

Ok, for those who missed it, T.I. recently said some wild shit on a podcast. So, while sitting down with Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham from the Ladies Like Us show, T.I. told the ladies that he accompanies his daughter, Deyjah Harris, to her yearly gyno appointments. Now, if that’s where the sentence ended, then maybe I wouldn’t look at him with The Rock eyebrow. However, T.I. specifically said that he goes with her, even as of her 18th birthday, to verify that her hymen is “still intact.”

Look, just in case anyone is wondering, I didn’t make up any part of that story, son. The fact is, Clifford Harris b.k.a. T.I. a.k.a. Tip, makes yearly trips to Deyjah’s gynecologist to make sure that her hymen is still in place. Now, real talk, I don’t even know where to begin with this fuckery, man. First, checking a woman’s hymen gives no insight on her sexual activity. Shit, I know a few ladies who’ve lost their shit from non-freaky deaky situations, fam. So, what exactly is T.I. looking to learn from this, bruh?

In addition, even if Deyjah isn’t having vaginal intercourse, I’m sure that T.I. is aware of the VAST amounts of other possibilities, son. Hell, having a hymen ain’t got shit to do with butt play or oral gymnastics, man. Keeping it a buck, I know a couple of women who used to go the anal route to maintain their “virtue.” All I know is, a hymen is no indicator of whether or not his daughter is about that action, fam.

Furthermore, Deyjah is 18 fucking years old, bruh. Seriously, it ain’t T.I.’s place to monitor who she’s “spending time” with. The truth is, as parents, it’s our job to teach our kids the best practices and hope they don’t do something fucking stupid. Side bar, I hope my boys are NEVER as dumb as me, son. All I can say is, I’m not 100% sure how I’m still here with my genitals in one piece, man. But, that’s neither here nor there, brethren.

Anyway, I also want to know if T.I. watches his sons with the same level of scrutiny. Listen, dudes love protecting their girls’ “honor,” but their boys be out here running amok, fam. Bruh, it ain’t nothing for a guy to come home with an STI or a cotdamn baby. The way I see it, T.I. should be just as invested in making sure his sons aren’t the type of dudes that he’s afraid Deyjah will meet. Honestly, men with daughters are normally scared because they know how we be acting in these streets, son.

In the end, T.I. needs to knock it off, man. Ultimately, there’s no need to be a creep, fam. By and by, him and his daughter’s mother just need to have an open line of communication with Deyjah. At the end of the day, he doesn’t want her to be sneaking around behind his back. Truthfully, that’s when the most shenanigans occur, bruh. So, instead of trying to shelter her, T.I. needs to put her on the game and advise her about the fuckity-fucks who could potentially ruin her life. That is all. LC out.

I Finally Had A Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

So, after all of the hoopla, all of the delays and all of the unnecessary assaults, I finally had a Popeyes chicken sandwich. Side note, on some serious shit, rest in peace to that dude who got stabbed in Maryland. On the real, there is literally NO justification for that type of violence. I mean, it’s a fucking chicken sandwich, son. It’s NEVER that serious, man. In any case, after refusing to engage in ANY of the initial fuckery, I finally tried Popeyes’ sandwich. All in all, it was very meh, fam.

Ok, to be clear, I’ve always refused to stand on any long lines for this sandwich, bruh. Shit, as I stated in my original post, I simply would not lower my pride for food, son. Frankly, when I saw just how crazy people were getting over fried chicken, I decided to bow out of the race, man. In any case, now that the sandwich is back, I figured I’d take a shot in the dark, fam. So, after I got off of work yesterday, I went to the Popeyes close to my crib. After seeing only three people on line, I decided to finally get in on the shenanigans, bruh.

Anyway, since I didn’t know if Popeyes would run out of sandwiches again, I copped two Classic sandwiches (one for my wife), and a Spicy sandwich. Now, to be real, I didn’t know what to expect, son. Listen, the way that people were acting a mutt for this sandwich, I thought I was about to discover the Fountain of Youth, people. Truth be told, both sandwiches were just cool, man. Meaning, they were definitely good, but they weren’t nearly as life-changing as folks made them out to be. The way I see it, they were serviceable sandwiches, fam. Like, I’d eat them again, but they’re not anything I would actively seek out. But, I can say, they were absolutely better than Chick-fil-A, bruh.

In the end, this entire craze has been waaaay overblown, son. Ultimately, no one should be acting this cotdamn stupid for any kind of food. However, folks REALLY did the fucking most over an okay sandwich, man. By and by, people really need to reevaluate their lives, fam. At the end of the day, fried chicken should NEVER be worth this type of pandemonium, bruh. That’s all I’ve got for now, brethren. Good day. LC out.

What I Learned From The ‘Free Meek’ Documentary

So, this past weekend, my wife and I watched the Free Meek documentary on Amazon Prime Video. Now, as the title would suggest, the doc is about the decade-long ordeal that Meek Mill has gone through with the Philadelphia justice system. Moving on, I can legitimately say that I have an entirely new perspective on the fuckery that Mill went through. All in all, despite knowing that his situation was terrible, it was amazing to see just how much tomfoolery has transpired, son.

Ok, before I continue, let me transparent, man. Now, I’ve written about Mill’s probation troubles on more than one occasion, fam. Previously, I’ve stated that Mill needed to refrain from doing anything that would result in his judge violating him. Like, I knew his case was bullshit, but I thought that he needed to lay low. In any case, while I still wholeheartedly believe that he needed to stay off of those cotdamn dirt bikes, for example, I’m thoroughly confused by the actions of Judge Genece Brinkley. The way I see it, that woman was ABSOLUTELY determined to ruin Mill’s life. Frankly, I don’t fucking get it, bruh.

Now, for some clarity, let’s run through just a small fraction of her nonsense. First, she originally sentenced Mill to 11 months in jail and 10 years on probation because of the word of Reggie Graham, a crooked cop. Granted, she could use the excuse that she didn’t know that he was dirty at the time. But, anybody with a brain could see that his arrest report never made any sense. Years later, even when it was proven that Graham was a flat-out criminal, Brinkley STILL refused to grant Mill a new trial.

To add insult to injury, Brinkley frequently violated Mill’s probation for the most asinine reasons. At one point, she violated him for having a water gun in one of his music videos, simply because it looked real. In addition, she would call probation hearings on her own, without even consulting the District Attorney’s office first. Furthermore, despite repeated suggestions from the DA to stop sending Mill to prison, Brinkley continued to find reasons to arbitrarily take his freedom.

Listen, I haven’t even gotten to the story that she asked Mill to put her name in a fucking song. I haven’t even gotten to the fact that her own lawyer doesn’t understand her obsession with Mill. Shit, my lawyer wife doesn’t understand why a judge would refuse to overturn a man’s sentence when the fucking prosecutor doesn’t even want to prosecute. The fact is, she literally tried EVERYTHING in her power to keep Mill in the system. All I know is, it’s fucking disgusting, son.

In the end, I’m not even doing this story justice, man (pun intended). Ultimately, everyone needs to go watch this documentary. By and by, Genece Brinkley is the prime example of a judicial abuse of power. The sad part is, these are the type of power who are in charge of our lives. At the end of the day, despite the misery he’s gone through, Mill is still luckier than TONS of other minorities. On the real, the ones without money are still in jail right now, fam. With all of that being said, I’d like to apologize to Meek Mill, bruh. All I can say is, nothing that man did can justify the shit-storm that he dealt with. On top of that, it’s pretty apparent that he never did what they charged him for in the first place. *Sigh* That’s all, brethren. That is all. LC out.

RIP Atatiana Jefferson

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, when innocent Black people are killed by the police, I swing between two different emotions: rage and numbness. Shit, depending on the day, I’m either a raging maniac or scarily numb. All I can say is, I’m in the rage stage right now. The fact is, there are NO circumstances that can justify the death of Atatiana Jefferson. Frankly, I’m having a hard time articulating myself, man.

Ok, for those who are unaware, this past weekend, Jefferson was murdered by Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean in her own home. Now, according to the story, around 2:30 AM on Saturday, Jefferson was babysitting her nephew. Apparently, her neighbor noticed that her front door was slightly open. Anyway, being a concerned neighbor, this individual called the police and asked them to do a wellness check. From there, within a second or two of arriving on the scene, Dean shot Jefferson through the window, in front of her nephew. Please note, he was lurking outside of her house and never identified himself as an officer.

Now, before I continue, let me address those “she had a gun in the house” people. Yes, motherfucker, if a person I don’t know is outside of my window at 2:30 in the morning, I have every right to arm myself. The truth is, Dean didn’t follow any protocol, didn’t properly assess the situation and shot an innocent woman in her own fucking house. On the real, I don’t want to hear any of that “he feared for his life” shit. This dickhead was there for a cotdamn wellness check, fam. What part of the game is shooting a woman through the fucking window, bruh? Honestly, I’m mad as FUCK right now, son.

In the end, I have nothing else to say, man. Ultimately, I just want to say Rest In Peace to Atatiana Jefferson. By and by, she died in the most senseless way, fam. In addition, I feel terrible about the fact that her nephew was there to witness that, bruh. At the end of the day, fuck Aaron Dean and I hope the courts give him exactly what he deserves. That is all. LC out.

It Feels So Good To Be Wrong About Amber Guyger

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m not the type of guy who’s afraid to admit when he’s wrong, man. Shit, if anyone read yesterday’s post, I firmly believed that Amber Guyger was going to get away with murdering Botham Jean. As of right now, I was happily mistaken, fam. All in all, this is one of those moments where it feels good as hell to be wrong, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, a Dallas jury convicted Guyger of murder. For once, someone was actually held accountable for killing an innocent Black man. In any case, due to this conviction, Guyger faces a maximum of life in prison. The problem is, the jury could also give her a minimum of five years.

Look, from the beginning, that’s all we’ve ever asked, son. Frankly, we just want our murderers to face justice, man. We just want our killers to deal with the consequences of taking our lives. With that being said, it appears that Guyger will have to face the music, fam. All I know is, this is how the justice system is SUPPOSED to work, bruh.

In the end, I have nothing else to say, son. Ultimately, I just hope that they jury doesn’t give this woman a light sentence. By and by, she should have to do some real fucking time for killing a man in his own apartment. At the end of the day, there’s no way to victim blame here. Jean was in the safety of his own home, minding his own cotdamn business. For someone who “thought” that Jean was the intruder, Guyger was the real one trespassing, man. All I can say is, she deserves ALL of the prison time, fam. So, don’t fuck this up, Texas. That is all. LC out.

Amber Guyger Will Probably Go Free

So, before I even begin this post, let me be transparent, son. Real talk, I’m a 34-year-old Black man who doesn’t have a lot of faith in the justice system. I mean, at this point, I’ve lived long enough to see countless examples of the courts failing people of color. With that being said, it looks like history might repeat itself, man. The way I see it, Amber Guyger will probably skate for the murder of Botham Jean.

Ok, for those with shaky memory, Jean was killed by Guyger on September 6, 2018. Now, as the story goes, Guyger, a former Dallas police officer, shot and killed Jean in his own apartment. According to her, since she lived in the apartment below Jean, she thought he was an intruder. In any case, while Jean ate some vanilla ice cream in his own living room, minding his own fucking business, Guyger murdered him.

Now, I’ve always had a problem with Guyger’s story, fam. I mean, either she’s incredibly stupid or just a cold-blooded killer, bruh. Look, for the sake of argument, let’s say she really didn’t realize this wasn’t her apartment. In that case, she was too fucking dumb to notice several clues, son. First, Jean’s red doormat. Second, the apartment number. Third, the fact that her key didn’t fucking work. Frankly, she could’ve realized at any time that this wasn’t her cotdamn place. Instead, she barged into Jean’s place of residence and ended his life.

With all of that being said, the judge may have given Guyger an out, man. Apparently, the judge ruled that Guyger can use the “castle doctrine” defense. Now, this law essentially states that since a home is a person’s castle, they have a right to defend it. Meaning, since she claims that she thought she was in her own apartment, her team can argue for self-defense. All I know is, I have MASSIVE problems with this, fam!

Look, are folks really telling me that this woman can use a “castle” defense for a place that wasn’t even her fucking castle? Like, she can literally take a man’s life in the comfort of his own home and she might be protected? *Sigh* I’m having a hard time keeping my anger at bay, bruh. All I can say is, police are almost never, ever, EVER held accountable for killing us. Even when they’re CLEARLY in the fucking wrong, son.

In the end, I’m probably being a pessimist, man. Ultimately, I can’t definitively say that Guyger is going to walk. However, based on this country’s track record, I’m not putting my faith in the ruling, fam. By and by, it will probably be another instance of a cop getting away with murder. At the end of the day, people of color aren’t safe anywhere, bruh. Not even in our own fucking home. That is all. LC out.