Monday, September 15, 2014

Good Thing They Don't Read My Facebook Page Or This Blog For That Matter!



I just happen to come across this woman's story in the news and it sickened and angered me...Once again, Racism veers it's ugly head in the so called Post Racial Obama age..

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, Dr. Misee Harris, best known to the media as the “Black Bachelorette” hopeful, was forced to resign from her dental practice where she was beloved by both staff and patients.

The reason for her resignation was over a clash of ethics involving her outspoken social media support of the late Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson, MO.. Here is Misee’s recollection of yesterday’s disturbing events in her own words, as recorded by her partner, Emmy-winning producer, Chris Silber…

Last week  On Thursday, September 4th, Dr. Misee Harris (the Black Bachelorette) was called into an unannounced meeting at the dental practice where she has worked as a Pediatric Dentist and was recently offered a partnership in the practice.

Dr. Harris, the sole African American dentist in the practice, has worked tirelessly with underprivileged young patients on Medicaid to ensure their smiles remain healthy, and the quality of Dr. Harris’s work has never been called into question.

Once in the meeting,  Dr. Harris was ambushed and presented with screenshots from her private Facebook page.  Being that Misee had blocked work colleagues from accessing her account, it was explained to Misee that a doctor who is a partner at the office,  and who led the meeting, had been having a friend spy on Misee’s Facebook page.  Screenshots were taken of Misee’s Facebook posts and were sent to the doctor  who led the meeting.

Misee was then told that some of her Facebook posts about recent racial issues in America were “unprofessional.” The biggest bone of contention to the partners was a cartoon  related to the recent police murders of several innocent African-Americans across the nation. The partner held up the picture and asked Misee “Do you think we (meaning Misee’s white colleagues) are all like this?”

Below is the cartoon in question-


Dr. Misee Harris composed herself and asked the partner if she had any idea what was going on in black America, namely regarding the murder of Michael Brown. The partner did not know the name Mike Brown, nor did she seem to understand Misee’s outrage at being attacked for her personal views. Dr. Harris’s racial discrimination concerns voiced on her personal and private Facebook page was meant solely for the eyes of her friends and family whom Misee thought she could trust. Misee was then told flat out that she would have to choose between her “style of social media communication” and her job as a pediatric dentist in their practice.

So much for Freedom of speech! It appears to be for everybody except Black people...White racists and conservatives often pull the "Freedom of Speech "card when they are called on their bullshit!

Misee felt unable to continue working under such conditions and decided to quit the dental practice on the spot, much to the dismay of her bosses. They assumed Misee would simply promise to stop voicing her opinions on social media about racial injustice. In a nutshell, Dr. Misee Harris feels she has been discriminated against as the sole African-American member of her now former dental practice. Dr. Harris believes she has been pushed out of her job for simply being a black woman in America.

In my opinion, she ought to sue....I think she would have a hell of a case..

It is as though the partners at my former dental practice believe that a black person who has made it to success in a white-dominated field like dentistry is expected to show gratitude and humility, and to ‘act white,’” expresses a devastated Dr. Harris.


Case in point: Right before the last presidential election, in 2012 Dr. Misee Harris was invited to a dinner with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of her involvement on an Obama campaign team. At that time, her employer advised her not to go because, “We’re all Republicans here,” and that “President Obama was the one responsible for the financial ruin of his office.” I was expressly told at the time, “People who wanted to work for him should not be siding with Obama.”

It couldn't have been me...I'm sorry....They got off light...That meeting would have been over quickly had that of been me and somebody's feelings....a lot of people's feelings would have been hurt...

When Misee, already working at the office, gathered media popularity with her black Bachelorette campaign and as an advocate of black female empowerment, her colleagues began to “monitor” her social media accounts and bring up things they disliked about her public statements on several occasions. As Dr. Harris explains, “I made it very clear that what I did in my private life was none of their business, but to keep the peace, I became very ‘robotic’ and vanilla about my views for quite some time.”

Misee was the one dentist in her practice to bring back Medicaid patients back into the office and give out extras (free lunches, presents, even vacations) to assistants and front desk staff who get paid minimum wage, while the main doctors make high six figure incomes. Misee’s code of ethics was to never turn a child down who needed dental care. Hundreds of less fortunate families in the Nashville, Tennessee suburb where Dr. Harris practiced had no one else to turn to for their children’s dental work.

Dr. Misee Harris wants to go public with this unfortunate story of racial discrimination in the workplace because it has been her mission to empower black women, many of whom, when subjected to this kind of discrimination do not have the financial freedom to leave with dignity the way Dr. Harris chose to.

Dr. Misee Harris wants to continue to inspire others to speak their mind and to end racial discrimination and related abuse.

Kudos to her and I hope she finds another job...I also hope that she sues the pants off of her former partners..

Thanks to  Jamie Broadnax...Jamie Broadnax is the writer and creator of the niche blogsite for nerdy women of color called Black Girl Nerds...She first brought this to the attention of some of my Facebook friends ,who brought it to my attention...

Good Thing These people  don't read my Facebook Page, My Twitter Page or this blog for that matter.....I guess I'd be fired...I don't bite my tongue and I wouldn't have let them think they could get me to keep my views silent...

I'm thankful I work for a particularly liberal Ivy league University...I'm going to assume I'm not being spied on...Even though I don't try to hide much....

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This blog started off great...I loved the personal stories from your past and present life..Then it morphed into an Obama propoganda machine and a blog of racial intolerance...You sir are nothing more than a radical, racist rabble rouser and trouble maker...It's a shame someone as talented as you hold such views...Just my opinion as an American, who deserves to be heard

Anonymous said...

You will probably delete this, seeing you only want commentors who hold your radical viewpoints to post here...but I am an American who deserves to be heard!

Keith said...

@Anonymous-I usually don't give your statements the dignity of a response and you're right...I do delete most if not all of your comments...If I am such a radical..WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO READ MY BLOG??? ADMIT IT!! YOU'RE A FAN AREN'T YOU???

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Keith shut that fool down, don;t even feed into his bullshit!

Swaggie said...

Your anonymous poster is a real ass clown..

James Perkins said...

Keith, she really needs to legally pursue some type of monetary reparations, acknowledgement, apology, etc, etc. From what I'm reading she is the type of individual I would get up off of my non political azz and grab a picket sign to support!!

Straight racial, gender, political injustice done to her!!! Please follow up on these fools!!

Samuel Bastion said...

Hell I have my Board of Directors as Facebook friends. It be what it be. Unfriend yourself if you need to but this is who I am and I'll not self censor me at this point in my life for anyone.

Tell that anonymous poster to take a hike!

Toni said...

Keith delete that anonymous poster's comments...Nobody wants to read his garbage..

Angie B. said...

You radical you! LMAO!

Smook said...

"I wish a MF would." That's my motto on any employer or anybody researching my FB page to try and hold it against me. Whatever I post or do, I own it! If I did it or said it, "Yep. That was me. Now what?!?!" And am not worried in the least bit.

Sunflower said...

You are so right Keith!

Vanessa said...

Tell em how you really feel Keith!

Halo said...

My favorite Blogger...You always keep it one hundred!

Cheryl said...

Preach Keith!

George S. said...

What a courageous young woman!!! I tip my hat to her.

Captain Jack said...

You are giving it to the damn people!

Anonymous said...

as far as anonymous goes with what he says in his comment, you can't delete that kind of nonsense. he would be inspired by that type of thing. it would give that person fodder to be the instigator. QUOTE - you'll probably delete this.. i don't hold your views- END Quote. it's a great thing people have their own opinions, that shows free thinkers, BUT, to silence him gives him credibility to say " you're trying to censor me". STUPIDITY should ALWAYS be brought to light. i find it funny though, that person thinks that wanting civil freedoms is a radical viewpoint. thanks i just wanted to ramble.




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