I was the manager of a large IT team and one of my African American employees made an ignorant anti-Semitic comment about my trip to Israel. I brought him in my office and explained how and why his comments were offensive and let him know that I would not tolerate racism, sexism, anti-Semtism, homophobia, etc., I think he was surprised his African American boss (me) reacted so angrily.
On the other hand I had been in my boss’ office and heard any number of executives mock and deride Indians. I never lectured my peers or superiors. Went along to get along…thinking all the time…what do they say about African Americans when I am not in the room. Language and mores change with time. It’s not a bad thing. Ask your girls to explain why something is now racist. Learn from it. Maybe you don’t agree with their argument, but maybe you will see why it’s considered racist or just not nice. It’s not wrong if you don’t know, but it’s wrong if you know and keep doing it. Peace.
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