Folks, I am not trying to portray myself as a paragon of patience. I get annoyed standing behind the woman in the supermarket checkout line who after the clerk has totaled her groceries, she digs around in her purse looking for her checkbook.
Today, I felt lead to allow two little white girls around 9 and 8 years old to go ahead of me in line with their few snacks. There was a problem with a barcode. The littlest girl ran back to get the same item with a readable barcode.
The checkout line next to us was free and clear. I felt lead not to move to another line. The girls needed to see my patience. When the girl returned, there was another problem. The girls were 62 cents short of cash. I told the clerk to add the 62 cents to my bill. With their eyes wide with amazement, the two adorable girls simultaneously, politely and singsongy said, “Thank you.”
As they walked way, I caught them looking back at me. Evil people are out there despicably promoting and spreading racial hate. If the little girls hear someone trashing all blacks saying, “Black people are….”, perhaps they will remember the black man who was kind to them. Perhaps, I planted a seed and it only cost me 62 cents.
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist