A possible white supremacist founded my startup

Protestor with a sign stating “Stop Gun Violence” in red letters and a person holding an American flag (Photo by Chip Vincent on Unsplash)
  • My (white) partner and I were confronted by a white man while walking home for dinner. The man, after exclaiming “Really?!” and asking what we were doing there, told us it would be a good idea if we left the area. Again, we were in public, walking hand-in-hand, and were essentially threatened for no other reason than our race.
  • My (white) friend started wearing African waist beads. She was respectful and conscious enough to ask how I felt about it given the origin of the beads. After sharing that I wasn’t comfortable with her wearing them, she got the “OK” from a Black seller and also told me other cultures wear them.
  • I learned my old startup was co-founded by an apparent white supremacist. Of this country’s horrific, despicable gun violence problem, Blake Masters said “It’s gangs. It’s people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly. And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about that.”
Protestors wearing face masks holding signs reading “All Power to the People” and “Black Lives Matter” (Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash)

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Camille Harris

Camille Harris

“The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel.” https://linktr.ee/compassionate.misanthrope