Did I ever have one today. At times I wonder if we're getting better or worse on the racial tension front. Here's the story that got this going.
On Friday one of my (white) colleagues was sealing the deal on a service we were to provide. We had already done some work on the Thursday and this was a request for additional work. Somewhere along the line, the customer asks who will be coming out to do the service, to which my colleague responds "The two black guys who did the work for you yesterday."
It so happens that one of these fine (black) servicemen happened to overhear the conversation and took serious offense. Had an allergic reaction, no less.
So this morning I get the pleasure of dealing with two very unhappy members of staff.
My white colleague can't see what the fuss is about.
My black colleague is absolutely incensed.
Add to the mix a comment I heard on the radio this morning accusing liberals of being too detached and not getting involved
My view is that my white colleague was thoughtless and my black colleague over-reactive, and pretty well said as much.
Why does this make you so angry?
Why did you use "black" when it really wasn't relevant?
So am I being too detached and uninvolved?