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Bigotry Is A Dumb Language

, , , , , | Friendly | September 6, 2019

(I’m talking with a coworker about dealing with bigots. I’m pretty openly lesbian, and she’s very obviously a Hispanic immigrant.)

Me: “I tend to just ignore it. Most of the time they’re just looking to upset me, and when I don’t really react, they leave me alone.”

Coworker: “Oh, I ask how many languages they speak. They don’t know that English is actually my third language, but most people here don’t speak more than one. It shuts them up!”

Me: “Oh, wow! Has anyone still tried to harass you?”

Coworker: “Just one. He said it’s better to be smart in one than dumb in three. I told him it’s better to be okay in three than dumb in one.”