The Costly Experience of #LivingWhileBlack.
If there were ever a more relevant hashtag, #LivingWhileBlack is one! In the wake of the cops being called on a group of African-American women at a golf course, Twitter has erupted with folks sharing their experiences living in a country that stole them from their motherland to do their work but refuses to see their worth.
"Five black women claim they were discriminated against by the white owner of a Pennsylvania golf course and his father, who called the police on the women because they were playing too slowly and refused to leave the course.
'We, the only all African American group and the only all women golf group on the Grandview Golf Club’s course, were discriminated against, refused the benefits of our membership, were told to vacate the premises, and had the police called on us,' Sandra Thompson wrote in a Facebook post detailing what she says happened on Saturday. Thompson, 50, and her friends, Myneca Ojo, 56; sisters Sandra Harrison, 59, and Carolyn Dow, 56, and Karen Crosby, 58, met up Saturday morning to play a round of golf at the Grandview Golf Club in Dover Township, Pennsylvania, where they are all members.
". . .a white man whose son co-owns the club came up to them twice to complain that they weren't keeping up with the pace of play. Thompson, an attorney and the head of the York chapter of the NAACP, wrote that the man, former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister, identified himself as the owner of the club. His daughter-in-law, however, said he is not an owner, he only has an advisory role. 'They wanted us off the course, offering to refund our money,' Thompson wrote on Facebook. 'They didn’t want us as members offering to refund our membership.We paid so we wanted to play.'"
Watch the encounter.