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bloodrose wrote

I haven't figured it out, honestly. I usually just say nothing despite feeling a seething rage. I work with this one woman who is obviously racist, though she doesn't out and out say it. She does cut off conversations with the "Well, ANYONE can be offended by ANYTHING these days!" which seems to me like a code for "I'm racist. I'm racist. I am so fucking racist." I have not figured out how to deal with her. One of these days, I'm going to stop being quiet and say "Well, that's just because you're a racist, Jennifer."

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nuvpr wrote

She's not wrong though. If she's being subtle with her racism then you can be subtle too when replying to her, and subtlety goes a long way in driving the message across clearly but respectfully... How is she racist, if I may ask?

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bloodrose wrote

The problem is it is so flipping subtle. The comment about people being offended was in response to someone saying that the group Halloween costume theme of voodoo was culturally appropriation (it was - and I'm pissed the white boss chose it for her mostly white employees. I had to look up celtic stuff that seemed to fit so as not to feel like an asshole). She called Black Panther so controversial, and repeated the fake news about white people being beaten up at theaters watching the movie. So, nothing actually racist, just enough to know that she is racist.