A sign that I have been immersed in Liberal NY swamp for too long: hearing something like these and feeling just…weariness.
– in the office a Haitian girl, “personal secretary” to our boss, replies to our compliment to her stylish handbag: “It’s Michael Kors, and I loved it so much! Too bad, this will be last time I’m carrying it! Twitter said he bragged he hates Blacks! Sez we Haitians are scum! I’ll boycott his cracker ass!”
– at the annual meeting of my professional association one topic on long agenda was “mentoring” among members. a new member, fat vulgar muslim woman in traditional garb, sticking like a sore thumb among sleek and nimble elegant designer audience, proposed in loud, confident voice – I quote exactly – to form cells of 2-3 people who will be taught relevant subjects by a mastermind. What a Freudian slip…She was applauded and praised for initiative and fresh thinking.
-I was standing in Resource library next to a shelf with set of Benjamin Moore sample books. Binders are marked on their spines with general color group. My colleague, standing next to me, said – in all seriousness – that the tag “White and Historic Colors” is racist and offensive. He is, of course, White.