Tone Deaf

posted 1 months ago by Grant

One day hanging in the break area with one of my Co-workers conversing about our lives outside of work. She is a Jewish lady with a mixed (Jewish/Black) child and made a statement like “ I’d rather be a slave then live through the holocaust”. Then as she’s saying this another co-worker of Irish decent comes to chime in something like “ Yeah me too! My people had to come over and be indentured servants” 😳😳😳 I was speechless for a moment and had to hold every bone in my body not to say something rude and abrasive towards them. I continued to give them a mini history lesson because I spoke I could feel the anger growing every word. Now I have to keep to myself SMH

 

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Saatvik April 19, 2020

Wow! I am speechless reading that. Is that the normal talk in the break area?

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Octavius May 26, 2020

I'm confused as to why even make such statements at work. It really showcased their ignorance. They definitely are unaware of the history of slavery and for one of them to have a black child is frightening. I felt the anger boil up inside of me just reading this so I tip my hat off to you taking the time to explain anything to them and keeping it cool. I would have just gave a blank stare and walked out. Anything else would have been deemed "angry" or "hostile" lol.

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