Unheard Stories of

Casual Discrimination

Alex Brooks

Business Owner

...I'm making a rap song. You got some ideas?"

When I was in college, I worked for Coca Cola as a merchandiser. While on a regular route, a white man approached me said "I'm making a rap song. You think you could help me come up with some lyrics?"

I never met this person before. He assumed because I was black, that I knew how to rap. My response was "What makes you think I know how to rap?"

The guy paused and had nothing to say. Then he walked away.

-Alex Brooks


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