In 2021, the world has gained more clarity at how lies are what sociopathic racism practitioners use to get away with harassing, obstructing, denying, killing, attacking, belittling, insulting, undermining, supplanting, and/or objectifying POC. If done successfully practitioners and their supporters escape accountability and end up taking no responsibility, free to continue practicing their sociopathy. That’s not the societal stance I expected Trader Joe’s to take or support in 2021.

I tried and succeeded in using Trader Joe’s liberal, trusting return policy. I say ‘tried’ because I encountered stoic and heart felt resistance to include me in the group of customers…


In 2021, the world has gained more clarity at how lies are what sociopathic racism practitioners use to get away with harassing, obstructing, denying, killing, attacking, belittling, insulting, undermining, supplanting, and/or objectifying POC. If done successfully practitioners and their supporters escape accountability and end up taking no responsibility, free to continue practicing their sociopathy. That’s not the societal stance I expected Trader Joe’s to take or support in 2021.

I tried and succeeded in using Trader Joe’s liberal, trusting return policy. I say ‘tried’ because I encountered stoic and heart felt resistance to include me in the group of customers…


Frequently, the first question I get is: How do I know that the guy was 'being' racist. 'Practicing sociopathic-racism' is not the same as 'being racist'. Bluntly, the point isn't to identify his state of being. Id'ing the practice is much easier and helpful in starting a path to addressing the dangerous actions. Understanding the effort, the situation, and the context helps explain the feeling and the conclusion about what was being practiced. A better example is found in replacing the question with another: How do you know that someone is being a smart ass. That's also not the point…

Andre Lee

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