It's been a long time since I did the Random Question. This is good because I have been lacking for inspiration for new blog entries.
Here is today's question:
Have you even been accused of something you did not do? If so, talk about it.
I don't remember. There have been no false accusations lately. I'd honestly say it has been decades since any incidents like this may have occurred. And I don't remember any single incident except maybe from a sibling when I was a toddler.
But one thing stands out to me that I'll talk about. Y'all know I grew up in Utah in a very small town. There was one African American family in this small mining town of 2000 people in central Utah. The Lewis family.
John L. was a few years older than me and a football quarterback and a great guy. His sister Pam was a year older than me and she was the homecomings queen. Their younger sister was not so popular. But that's the way most families are in small town America. They were a normal part of our community. I didn't think they were any different than my family.
When I moved to Baltimore, MD (with it's large African American populations) and people found out I was from Utah they made assumptions that I was racist. This was not true! I hated to think that someone would make this judgement of me without really knowing me. I am not a racist and I am against racism of any kind. It angered me, but only to the point of wanting to educate people about making snap judgements of people just by an assumption.
Has anyone experienced a false accusation? How did you handle it?