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1. Never try to relate something they say or do to an urban song.

Whether Hip Hop, R&B, an Oldies Jam, or even commercial Hip-Pop, don’t try to attach an incoming negro to a certain music genre. Wait for the opportunity to arise, or for them to ask if your interests are in of the music they suggest/bring up. African-Americans of all shapes and size participate in just about any music genre the world offers, and an early bond can often be met over pop/rock/and techno in some rare cases.

2. Space.

In the Black Community, personal space is very, very crucial in one’s life. We do not take kindly to invasion of privacy,general nosiness, and shoulder surfing. Sure we might have something cool we are fidgeting with, or might be dressed to kill that day, but don’t get too socially close in a physical way. Until a mutual understanding of space, and geo-spatial relations is solidified never intrude on their social property aka SPACE.

3. Language & Vocabulary. This is a toughie, just what kind of greetings, insults, jokes, and discussion is race-neutral for the new age Black?
For starters, if you are short-tempered, and back lash very quickly, do not even think of any works that start off in the letters N-I-G, consecutively. Another technique to implement is not using sayings and words that can be stereotyped back to a culture, or ethnic group like: Homie, wassup fool, what it do, hey now, bling bling, what you doing, ain’t, shawty, thats tight, bro bro, boy,and of course my all-time favorite nigga. Basically don’t make the African-American feel obligated to submit their best slang to your for your sick little mental evaluations.

4. Food
We all have our workplace traditions and rituals like brands they we are loyal to for office supplies, knowing the UPS guy on a first name basis, and even restaurants that certain divisions, and departments frequent on the lunch hour. You are more than welcome to invite the new employee out to lunch, in fact it will make them feel at home. But you are never, and I mean never in your entirely life ever to ask them have you tried this before. Let the questions come to you, never bombard and put a boiler in between you and the new associate. Don’t let a falafel be the reason why you couldn’t add a black friend to your collection.

5. Out of the workplace events. If the incumbent is of age, why not celebrate their arrival with a drink or a lunch event. But as for barbecues, weddings,picnics and baby showers, uh uhhhhhhh. It hasn’t even been 5 months Jim, why all the pressure. Establishing an acceptable field trip rapport with your new co-worker or employee is a 5 step program, as follows.

A. Invite to join in on food festivities. On a Scale of Starbucks rounds for the office, to Catered Thai Food anything on the scale will suffice.
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wait a couple weeks

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B. Make/Fake a Company Party. I do not care if you have to fire someone, celebrate them, or even
retire someone have a good party that can let you dig a bit deeper into this person’s life. We are not doing FBI background checks, think impromptu social interviews, with basics, schooling, family, and goals. The easygoing stuff.
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wait less weeks

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C.Start going out of your way to their desk space, and see if they accept small-talk. Everyone in general regardless of color, sexual orientation, ethnic background, and alternate lifestyle is not a small-talker and you can through a way a gooooooooooOOOOOooood potential bond right here at step 3 if you do now execute right. But go out of your way at this point to make little convo and read their body language,with emphasis and italics on the smile or lack thereof, and the pedigree of their eyebrow movements. If they do not generally keep up with the convo or show strong lacks of interest, keep them to a minimum but of course say “Hi” and “Bye”. Every black person wants a white person they can depend on, and if you got that ace of spades, it just might be you.
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Weekly

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D. Start getting in on the weekend action.
Start with events that are race-neutral. Sports is a good one for males, and for females something like baby showers or bachelorette parties. See if they you or any one in your circle has a fight party, or a a aunt of yours is having a bachelorette party, or a picnic of some sorts. The trick at this stage is to basically fully reach out and inadvertently let them know you wanna be friends. I am open to letting you meet my family and close compadres, but you won’t get the good stuff until you come out for these stupid  little events.
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If you have made it thus far you are now in “Maintenance Mode”

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E. Congratulations, you know have an associate/friend. You have completed the previous 4 steps which have established a good rapport with your new co-worker/hire, and they trust you, (aside from any interpersonal issues that could naturally arise, and I take no fault for). But you made it now you can crash each other’s events, go to each others’ churches, and start signing those cards for your mothers’ birthdays. All you have to do now is stay true to them and your borrowed money will always be returned, sometimes even promptly.

 

If anyone needs any tips directly feel free to contact me: ghettoeinstein@publicprivacy.org

thank you!

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