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Talking Dictionary780. White Trainee vs. Black Trainee


780. Sue was training for a job with a NYC agency. She was with other trainees in a domestic violence class in Harlem. During class and as an aside, the trainer told a personal story regarding a recent news incident. James followed up with, "Well, look at the judges in that state. They're all white." The trainer went back to domestic violence. Sue interrupted. "Excuse me, but what James just said sounded racist." James said he'd simply made an observation. Sue said, "Oh. Okay. Well, has anyone noticed that all the trainers in all our classes have been black?" James said, "What's that supposed to mean? Do you have a problem with black trainers?" Sue said, "I was just making an observation." James said, "That's it? Just an 'observation'? That's hard to believe." Sue said, "Exactly. Who makes pointless observations? Nobody says something like, say, 'They're all white,' without a reason." 4.4


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