Unfiltered Story #159077

, , , | Unfiltered | July 23, 2019

(I am 16 years old, brown-skinned, doing work-experience at a childcare centre. By coincidence, one of the full-time workers who is a middle-aged white woman, has the same name as me. On my second day, one of the children come up to me)

Child: Hi, I’m Thomas, what’s your name?
Me: I’m Tina. I’m going to be here for the next few weeks.
Thomas: Cool! (points to a set of blocks) can you help me build that into a road please?
Me: sure!
(Just then, my co-worker with the same name comes over)
Co-worker: Thomas, it’s snack time! You can play again later.
(Thomas looks from me to her with a confused look on his face)
Me: what’s wrong?
Thomas: If you’re both Tina, why is your face brown and her face white?