When people ask me about race, for me it’s a two-edged sword. While I’m aware that it happens, I really don’t spend hours thinking about all the racist things that happened to me in school, or #OscarsSoWhite.

Denzel said it perfectly in an interview:

“I’ve been the guy at the Oscars without my name being called, when my name is called, [and] when everybody thought they were going to call my name and they didn’t,” Washington said.

I’ve lived in but I will admit I ran into the most racism to date in school. Many of it so subtle and cunning. Since finding more like-minded people, it hasn’t been as big of an issue.

*If you want to read about it, check out my other article here. Warning. I don’t hold back and I run the chance of offending people that I know personally. And guess what? Don’t give a f*ck. After having those experiences I do believe you can push a loyal person to the point where they don’t care. And what’s that one quote that says don’t lose long term feelings for a short term mis-understanding? Well.

However I do list these experiences because once people think you reached a level of success, it was easy for you to obtain. If anything, most of these experiences you read about added fuel to my fire. The best revenge is success. Yes I have hired a lot of women interns if you were interested in knowing that!

“If you’re looking for an excuse, you’ll find one … Can’t live like that. Just do the best you can do.”

  • No I don’t spend hours thinking about not being president of college organizations in school. Why focus on that when I have dozen of start-ups that I’ve been CEO, CFO, COO, President, sexy title here of? I get 5 to 10 business offers a week. I have to turn most of them down and really focus on the ones I want most. Yes, no matter how good the opportunity is, I can’t go in 20 different directions!

If you noticed, I grew a pair and erased it from my brain. But dig in my memory bank when I need to. Especially if someone comes along and needs inspiration-basically look at how many times people tried to f*ck me over. And if I can make it through all of that shit, so can you. Whatever you are doing through, you can make it on the other side smelling like a rose.

Every once in a while, you run into a idiot that you have to straighten out. But isn’t that life?

I do have an article on the subject. It will potentially be the first and last article I will ever write on racism. If there is interest in me releasing it, let me know.

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