How do you deal with racism in the workplace?
May 21, 2004 4:28 PM Subscribe
How do you deal with racism in the workplace? A little more inside...
posted by adampsyche to Work & Money (25 answers total)
A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a computer at work, one that was really filthy with dust, etc., and I commented on how dirty it was (dust inside like cotton candy, etc.)
The company has an office attached to a warehouse, so it’s a pretty dusty kinda place (it’s also in New Jersey, so I’m sure you understand), and all of the engineers are Indian immigrants.
My boss then proceeded to shrug and say, “what do you expect? It’s all Indians who work there.” He then said that he didn’t mean to sound so culturally insensitive, but that they are *really dirty*.
I work in a small outfit, and my boss is the owner. I don't exactly have an HR department to talk to. I didn’t say anything at the time, but I’m really pissed, and have lost a great deal of respect for him.
Please hope me!