Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

The Young White Woman VS The Young Black Woman

Nobody Wins

Here’s what I was reading when my husband called me from work this afternoon;

CNBC:

Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75 percent last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder.

Overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they’re now in debt, up from 68 percent a year ago, CareerBuilder said.

He called to tell me one of his employees, a woman, couldn’t stop crying, because she found out that even with insurance, because of the high deductible, she owed over $5,550.00 cash towards her medical bills. Even though this woman is a full-time employee, she is still not making much…maybe around $33,000 a year. These days, that’s not a lot.

My husband tried to tell her that she wasn’t the only one whose medical bills were not covered by insurance, and she wasn’t the only one who struggled to pay their medical bills, in fact, everyone at the store had the same problem.

The new norm is: Just don’t get sick. You can’t afford it.

She has no children, just herself. But clearly, with everything that cost so much due to high inflation, and (Notice that is not talked about by ANY politician) life gets overwhelming.

But Joyanna, you say, the stock market is soaring higher than ever before.

Right, but who benefits from that? Most people don’t have a lot of money in the stock market. You have to put money IN to play.

And if they have 401K’s, very few people are going to pay the fees to take out loans, or take out money early to pay medical bills.

My heart goes out for this gal. She’s white. Single, and clearly hasn’t much of a support system.

On the other hand, I was in a Dollar Tree Store this morning, and there were two black women talking at the register.

When I finally came up to check out, the woman behind the counter said she was so excited…she was going to get a THIRD job!

“I have four kids!” she said, smiling big. Insinuating she was going to get a third job to help support those kids.

Now, first off…. I asked her, “Will you have time to even sleep?”

She grinned as if it was no problem whatsoever.

I walked out admiring her…hell, I only had one child and if not for my mother and father watching him at night when I was single, I don’t know how I could have done it. I got home at sometimes 3am, and got up at 6am to get him off to school, met him when he got home, made supper and off to work I’d go. This was six days a week, and I could barely have managed that, let alone four. How did she do it?

She was some kid of superwoman.

Clearly, she was getting a lot of help. She told me that one baby was six months old, the other was 18 months old. She bragged about it. All I could think of, is…”Don’t you MISS your babies?”

Yes, she had babies. So, who was changing those diapers, and managing all four kids while she was at work…grandma?

Did she get state help? Welfare? And why was she so happy about getting a third job?

I looked around. The store was a total wreck. Items were all over the floor. Shelves were in such horrible disarray, nothing was in the right place. The floor looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in a year.

CLEARLY, she didn’t have to work too hard at that store, so it’s no wonder she was so happy.

The black woman didn’t have a care in the world, and with four kids, and no father, she was very happy.

The white woman, with no kids, was wondering how she was going to pay her medical bills.

Nobody Wins, when you keep hearing that the color of your skin gives you disadvantages.
And then you find out…. maybe everybody has the story of the discrimination against blacks all wrong.

They’ve been getting ‘free’ everything for many years now, due just to the color of their skin.

My heart goes out to my husband’s co-worker.

But, the black lady working at the Dollar Tree, obviously, doesn’t have a care in the world. Soon she will have three jobs, and she can have another kid!

And Nobody Knows how she does it, unless of course, you’re the young white woman who couldn’t even afford a child.

She knows. And she’s still crying.

August 24, 2017 - Posted by | economy, Race, Uncategorized | ,

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