Word of the Day: Victimhood
One of the recurring success themes in the African-American community is the frequency with which being a victim actually drives ambition.
~ Audrey Edwards and Graig K. Polite, From Children of the Dream
To be African-American implies that at least once in our lives, if not over and over again, we have known
the meaning of victimization. Perhaps it was when we tried to get a promotion and were held back; when we browse through certain stores and are treated like would-be thieves.
On this day, I will take five minutes to remember a time when I felt victimized, and I will pledge to use that memory to fuel me at work, in raising my child, or at whatever task I have before me today, so that I help create a better world for African-Americans.
Excerpts from Black Pearls by
Eric V. Copage