Whenever thereâ€™s a problem or something seems unfair, black people blame it all on the color of their skin, donâ€™t they? If someone cuts in front of them in line, itâ€™s because he or she was black; if the cashier at Starbucks unintentionally charges three double lattes instead of two, itâ€™s because the customer was black; and if someone is passed over for a much overdue promotion, itâ€™s certainly all because that person was black.
While those ideas might be true in some circumstances, the race card isnâ€™t every black personâ€™s go-to defense for lifeâ€™s misfortunes, no matter how small. The fact is, sometimes the next person deserved the promotion more, and every now and then itâ€™s the cashierâ€™s first day on the job and they just donâ€™t know any better.
Race matters, but that's not the only thing that lies in the souls of Black folk.