There’s Calling Out White Privilege, And Then There’s This

, , , , | Right | November 2, 2017

Me: *greeting an elderly customer* “Hello, how are you?”

Elderly Customer: “I am fine and dandy, you?”

Me: “Tired, ready to get off in 30 minutes.”

Elderly Customer: “You think you have problems?”

Me: “Uhh…”

Elderly Customer: “You’re not black. Black people have problems.”

Me: “Uh…?”

Elderly Customer: *points to the cashier* “She has problems.” *points to one of my supervisors* “He’s black, so he has problems. See, you’re white, so you don’t know what it’s like to have problems like they do, especially ones caused by us white people.”

Me: *silence*

Elderly Customer: “Okay, y’all have a nice day.” *leaves*

(Not so sure what those problems have to do with how I am feeling, but okay.)

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