I heard a caller on a local radio talk show say the problem with racism is we give it way too much attention. He went on to say we should ignore it and it will go away. Do you buy that? First, let me ask the readers out there if you all believe racism still exist or is it just in the minds of some African American people. It’s kind of hard to know what’s racism and what’s laziness these days. I was in Best Buy at The Woodlands trying to price some plasma televisions over the weekend. Can you believe I could not get one of the young white sales reps to spend 5 seconds with me. But I noticed the two who were working in the television section would spend long amounts of time with white customers. We’re talking 10 to 15 minutes for their consultations. These are the kinds of details you noticed when you’re pi**ed off. I mean I was literally in the tv section for about 40 minutes unable to get any help. White individuals who even came after me got more assistance than I did. I should dump my Best Buy Mastercard! It was crazy. So I had to wonder if it was laziness or racism. Surely this black man isn’t going to buy anything – so I’d better spend my time with these white customers who have some money to spend. Oh, I was really hot after that one. But why report it to management because it’s either the same laziness or racism you’re gonna get anyway. Like on Thursday night I called the Chili’s in the Woodlands for a to go order. I gave the call taker my order – a rack of baby back ribs (don’t hate on the ribs) – and during the conversation she wants to know if I realize I’m calling the Woodlands’ Chili’s. What in the h*ll is that supposed to mean? Should I be calling the one in Greenspoint Mall? Did her question have another purpose or did she think my black voice was confused and shouldn’t be ordering in another part of town? I wanted to ask the female when I got there but there was a male who actually gave me my order. Believe me this isn’t even a drop in the bucket to what other people encounter but it’s been my life as of late. So – back to the original question – should we just ignore racism and you think it will go away?