The Only Good Things About The Fifties Were The Music And Fashion

, , , , | Working | October 20, 2020

My dad came to the USA from Germany in 1953. He was working in a factory in Oklahoma. As he was single, a black friend from work invited him for Thanksgiving with his family. A good time was had by all.

The next day at work, he was called into the manager’s office.

Manager: “So, I hear you had Thanksgiving at [Friend]’s house.”

Dad: “Yes, he has a nice family.”

Manager: “Now, you listen here. [Friend] is a [racial slur] and you’re a white man. You don’t like them, and they don’t like us. If you want to work here, you’ll remember that!”

My dad left the company soon after.

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