Being the poor black friend to the rich white friend. #BlackandWhite #FriendshipTopic #J

I’ve come to the conclusion while being poor and black it’s incredibly hard at times having some friends who are rich and white. (I only experience this behavior with one friend though and we’ll just call this friend J.) Yes I’m the black poor friend to the rich white friend.

Let me say that this has nothing at all to do with the fact of someone being rich, it’s about the negative behavior some rich white people have toward poor people who aren’t white.

I grew up with mostly white people and some of them I’m still friends with ~ who are very down to earth, as well as enjoyable to be around. However, J is still somewhat a new friend of mines from a different city with a Deep South upbringing. Yes J is of course a nice person but, J seem to always give a dig here and there about their upper class lifestyle (kinda like “I’m rich and you’re not” or you’re black and I’m white, so you’ll never be as good as me attitude.) First off I’m not the insecure type person; my life is what it is right now. Yes I came from a low income single parent household and I’m still basically in the low income range right now. I’m not ashamed of that nor am I proud of it! Things happen unexpectedly at times that will set a person back such as, paying full price for college, paying for medical expenses, paying for the basic things in life, and my helping a few other people along the way. To me that seem so much more imperative than being an arrogant show off or belittle those who are less fortunate than me.

No I’m not necessarily saying that my friend J is a show off or anything, but sometimes J say things that just come off as very snobby and insulting.

Most of all I’m not ok with how J treat me sometimes. Like I’m not good enough to attend their parties or meet their family or even be seen with them around their other friends because my skin is brown, and I’m not rich. There’s moments when J will also try an downplay the fact that they’re rich, as if they’re really doing me a favor by trying to convince me their lifestyle isn’t at all what other people hype it up to be, but at the same time J will brag or joke about being rich in a subliminal way. For instance, J said to me so and so asked “Are you rich? Hahahaha.” Then there’s that time when J asked “Is that a new blouse, well that look nice on you this evening.” as if I didn’t look too nice the few times we seen each other previously. Oh, but as soon as this white woman walked in the room J smiled so big and greeted her with open arms. J always remind me that I’m not white… Another black person who was with me while visiting J said “Your friend seem racist!” That really set off red flags! So now I’m thinking maybe J is only friends with me because they needed a black friend so no one would think they’re racist. Don’t get me wrong, I do care about my friend J and I’m very happy for their success, but I just don’t know if our friendship is worth it anymore. I feel like I’m in this friendship all by myself ~ the poor black friend to the rich white friend.
Tisha Shantel

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My Summer has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. #2 #BrokenBone #Summer2018

Meaning of This photo….

Omg, it happened I fell. 😱

A few months ago it had rained outside, Omg I fell from the road being slippery. To speed up this story I was taken to the local hospital ER by an Ambulance and they misdiagnosed my injury. Come find out my foot was broken with a torn ligament. Yikes!
Recovery seem to be taken a bit longer since I have diabetes/arthritis.

I’ve been in a cast for almost 2 months now and I hate wearing a cast, but I understand it’s to help with my recovery.

 

Why I take Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) #RheumatoidArthritis #Health

Health Topic

I was diagnosed with arthritis when I was a child. Since my childhood I’ve been taken inflammation/pain medication for a very long time to help with my arthritis. However, over the past two years my arthritis started to get worse.

Examples,

Increased joint pains, hair lost, cold chills and mornings where I just felt like I couldn’t even move.

When I explained this to my primary care physician she added an additional arthritis medication along with the other inflammation medication. She also order for labs and when she received my labs back, she requested for me to go back to see a rheumatologist. I made an appointment with the rheumatologist, we talked and my rheumatologist gave me information about Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and explained that Plaquenil would be the medication I would start taken for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

 

Stay strong to those who are dealing with health conditions, RA, Lupus, Cancer, Diabetes and etc.

Heart Tisha Shantel

 

 

 

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Some people are going to hate you, they’re going to hate your courage, they’re going to hate your success and even your happiness

Just To Please Misery πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

Don’t you hate it when you’re #black race and another person of your own race say “You don’t talk black.” SMH! πŸ™„

Don’t you hate it when you’re black race and another person of your own race say “You don’t talk black.” SMH! πŸ™„