posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 10:11 AM
a reply to: JAGStorm
Interesting read. And your response, as a minority woman is interesting as well!
As a white male, I can inform you, if you want to know that there are several subtle glances racists (racist by default since I'm a white male) such
as myself use with minorities, particularly blacks.
One is the "I see you" glance, directed at minority youth who appear to be seeking victims. I used to work in a Metro area and ran bail bonds papers
between offices and the County Bail Office, which was in a pretty seedy part of town, and.............often at night. That type "I see you" glance
works very well........crooks don't want to be seen.
Another is the "I refuse to acknowledge you" "glance away", no eye contact with a turn away. That glance is typically reserved for those occasions
when we crackers are found in the presence of an angry black woman, scowling at everyone and conveying the message that she hates crackers, "don't get
in my way"; etc. There was a lot more of that when Obama was in office.
Finally, there's the "don't f with me" stare" coupled with a frown and shoulders back, hand on concealed carry handgun; this happens typically at
places like Walmart, Sams, etc. and is usually directed at black males. It goes down in a rather peculiar way. Whitey walking down double aisle
seperated by displays in the middle; sees black male walking toward his whitey self, staring at him; whitey crosses the median to the other aisle and
continues in the same direction; black male, now staring with intent crosses over to confront, full in the knowledge that whitey has crossed over to
avoid close contact. At that point, whitey crosses again to the opposite aisle and stops, stares and assumes the stance. The black male typically
continues on in his aisle; confrontation averted.
That's probably more information then you ever wanted. A general rule we use in Cities, is "never make eye contact". When we moved to a remote rural
area, I was amazed at how people intentionally make eye contact, thinking to myself, "buddy in the city you'd last about 3 minutes".