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( Fighting racism ) Hotel worker denies woman service after she called him the N-word (Original Post) BeckyDem Jul 2023 OP
"It's above me now." LOL live love laugh Jul 2023 #1
It is sooo perfect, right? omg BeckyDem Jul 2023 #2
Please rec and get to greatest Page. LakeArenal Jul 2023 #3
Thank you, Sir. You spoke for many fellow Americans. raging moderate Jul 2023 #4
Having a "horrible" day is zero excuse for PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2023 #5
Yes, I've had my share of horrible days PatSeg Jul 2023 #13
Right? If it's not in you, it won't come out. SunSeeker Jul 2023 #14
That's a good way to say it PatSeg Jul 2023 #18
Exactly, Pat. If you don't harbor hate it is not going to sprout out of you. BeckyDem Jul 2023 #20
It must be ingrained deeply PatSeg Jul 2023 #22
Good for him! nature-lover Jul 2023 #6
I hope he doesn't lose his job for not letting the women stay there kimbutgar Jul 2023 #7
No way that would happen there would mucifer Jul 2023 #23
Fantastic example of nonviolent communication. intheflow Jul 2023 #8
Good post. . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2023 #10
Kick dalton99a Jul 2023 #9
Soooo WTH does your grandma dying have to do with calling him that??? oldsoftie Jul 2023 #11
"I understand, but it's above me." A most excellent response! CrispyQ Jul 2023 #12
They weren't even arguing when she called him the n-word. SunSeeker Jul 2023 #15
She didn't call him that just because she had a bad day... Trueblue Texan Jul 2023 #16
Its from 2019 but there is the whole story Historic NY Jul 2023 #17
Thank you! BeckyDem Jul 2023 #19
Boo Hoo LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2023 #21
Great video and response. But what is the meaning of "it's above me now". That's new to me. Oopsie Daisy Jul 2023 #24
Urban dictionary: BeckyDem Jul 2023 #26
Thanks! 👍 Oopsie Daisy Jul 2023 #27
Despite her "sincere apology" I imagine she ended up using that word again when she retold her story Oopsie Daisy Jul 2023 #25

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,041 posts)
5. Having a "horrible" day is zero excuse for
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 11:23 AM
Jul 2023

that kind of language. Good for that young man standing his ground.

PatSeg

(49,165 posts)
13. Yes, I've had my share of horrible days
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 01:19 PM
Jul 2023

but that word didn't come out of my mouth. It wouldn't even enter my mind.

SunSeeker

(52,468 posts)
14. Right? If it's not in you, it won't come out.
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 01:36 PM
Jul 2023

Having a bad day or losing your grandma does not turn you into a raging racist.

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
20. Exactly, Pat. If you don't harbor hate it is not going to sprout out of you.
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 02:08 PM
Jul 2023

She was looking for a scapegoat.

PatSeg

(49,165 posts)
22. It must be ingrained deeply
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 03:22 PM
Jul 2023

to come out of her mouth so easily and I'll bet that as soon as he was out of sight, she said it again because she wasn't able to get her way.

intheflow

(28,677 posts)
8. Fantastic example of nonviolent communication.
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 12:24 PM
Jul 2023

Like, has he has training in deescalation techniques? Amazing poise and responses to the woman’s faux apology. I hope management backs him up. SCOTUS says we don’t have to serve people who have different beliefs and lifestyles, and a white person calling a Black person the n-word indicates they have different beliefs and lifestyles from the best of humanity.

CrispyQ

(37,010 posts)
12. "I understand, but it's above me." A most excellent response!
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 01:10 PM
Jul 2023


What a remarkable young man! Cool, collected, composed.

SunSeeker

(52,468 posts)
15. They weren't even arguing when she called him the n-word.
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 01:42 PM
Jul 2023

He had just taken her credit card info to book the room, but had not hung up yet, when she called him that as she was hanging up!






Trueblue Texan

(2,565 posts)
16. She didn't call him that just because she had a bad day...
Sat Jul 8, 2023, 01:49 PM
Jul 2023

...she had a bad day and lost control of herself allowing her racism to be revealed. Too bad, too sad. Hopefully she'll learn from her mistakes, but probably not.

Oopsie Daisy

(3,197 posts)
24. Great video and response. But what is the meaning of "it's above me now". That's new to me.
Sun Jul 9, 2023, 09:40 AM
Jul 2023

Is it to suggest that it's in the hands of God? Or is he suggesting that it's a management decision and he's just a clerk? Or is it a swipe back at the woman by letting her know that he's above her racism?

Can this phrase be used in other situations?

Oopsie Daisy

(3,197 posts)
25. Despite her "sincere apology" I imagine she ended up using that word again when she retold her story
Sun Jul 9, 2023, 09:42 AM
Jul 2023

Despite her "sincere apology" I imagine she ended up using that word again when she retold her story to her relatives or to the clerk next door at the Best Western.

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