I was born in 1968
My mom gave me up for adoption
I was adopted by a white family in 1968
I grew up in several interracial neighborhoods (OK, semi-interracial)
I was accepted to college in 1987
I have a college degree
I became a proud first-time home owner in my early 30’s. (the late 90’s)
I have friends who are black, white, asian, hispanic, gay, jewish and everything in between. The in between seems to be growing.
I have been hired by Fortune 100 companies and small entrepreneurial companies.
I’ve been promoted in almost every job I’ve ever had.
I have no reason to believe I’ve ever been discriminated in any position I’ve ever had.
I have my own business.
I have clients from the south, the west, the north, the east and the midwest.
My business is growing.
I have no reason to believe no one will do business with my company because I’m black.
I have had an amazing life.
I have had the ability to pursuit happiness.
I have 3 beautiful girls whose future looks even brighter than mine.
Thanks Martin Luther King . . . 50 years and counting!