Am I African-American?

Boss calls. "Are you going to make calls tonight?"

Luke: "Yeah."

Boss: "I need to know. Are you going to make the calls?"

Luke: "Yeah."

Boss: "Did you have a stroke? Where’s the enthusiasm in your voice? You have to make the calls so I can get paid and you can get paid."

Luke: "When’s my next check?"

Boss: "I just paid you less than a month ago."

Luke: "Yeah, but I’m putting in an awful lot of hours on your Facebook projects."

Boss: "You need to see a dermatologist. There’s a startling amount of melatonin in your blood."

Luke: "Why you say that?"

Boss: "You’re black. You’re African-American. You have an African-American work ethic. You’re just like the inner city kids my mother worked with in the public school system. Now make the calls."

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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