K I have a question. I'm a white person, and I work in customer service. More than a few times now, other white people will like...i guess see my whiteness and think ill agree with them, and start being racist. Ive heard people say some awful things. HOW do I tell them to stop but also not lose my job? Any advice plleeeeeaaaaseee I know im white and i have racist tendencies sometimes becauz thats how I was brought up, but I really do try, and call out friends and famoly when I hear it. But...?
i’m gonna assume that you don’t have the power to kick them out of the store or something. in case you do - do it. as loud as possible. make sure everyone can hear why you’re kicking them out. make a scene. ;)
let’s say you don’t have that power and they look at you expecting you to agree with them or ask you something like “haha am i right?” it’s important not to validate their racism in any way. i know it’s hard but try not to laugh because you’re nervous or uncomfortable, instead:
1. simply reply with “no” or if you need something more polite “i’m sorry, but i don’t think it’s funny” as expressionless as possible.
2. a silent, stone-faced glare works wonders. enjoy the look on their face as their stupid smirk slowly fades because they realize you’re not having it.
i hope this helps. good luck!