Hi my name is Christine. I work as a medical transcriptionist from home. I also date a Jamaican man. I am from the upper midwest. Until a recent move to FL. A year and a half ago...I will admit I never even knew any colored people. I am astounded to see the difference in treatment at my job I work out at. My grandparents taught me to not judge anyone. My family is supportive of my relationship so long as I am happy. I am very lucky. Recently Wesley and I had a conversation regarding his working situation; he has a new manager who has now fired 50 non-white people in the last two months. He is very nervous and I have noticed a huge change in his personality that I feel is due to the fear of losing his job. He is defensive it seems to me at times. He recently had a problem with his car. I couldn't believe what he went thru in trying to get it fixed! I told him to let me take it in. He was upset and felt I thought he couldn't handle it. I finally after 3 weeks told him that he had spent an enormous amount of money on something that should have only cost him $120 at the most. And it still was not fixed. I finally said they are taking advantage of you because of your accent and color is my guess...and they won't do that to me because I will cut them off at the knees. In fact you can come with and watch what I am going to say to them if you'd like. I cried when I told him this...because I felt so bad that it happened...yet I felt I had to tell him the truth. I quote...honey forgive me for what I am about to say, this is not how I think, but it's what's happening. I was afraid to say that to him...but it was a huge step in our relationship for some reason unbeknownst to me. I thought he would hate me for saying it, and it seems he was almost relieved. Can you explain that?
Long story short...I have always said that if we could put on blinders on the whole world it would be a different place entrirely. If any of you want more info on Medical Transcription training please let me know. Not that I suggest you hide because I don't but you won't be discriminated against due to color if they don't see you and it is rewarding. I wear a hearing aid, and have been discriminated against due to that in public positions as the thoughts around that are 'deaf and dumb' No one even knows that in my line of work now. And my hearing is most important in my job now too! How about that for faking them out!
Here's the site for the training I completed. www.mtacc.net