I live in a very densely populated hispanic city.
I work with a lot of hispanic people. It's never been a problem.
But today for some reason skin color came up. I was literally the only "white person" on shift at the time. The people I work with started saying "o yea, christy of the only white person that works here, that would suck"
Then someone else said "it would suck to be white, period. I love my beautiful brown skin"
And that's where it took off
They kept saying hurtful things like "it sucks to be white", "why don't you ever get some sun?", and even "you are TOO white"
It was all fun and games to them, but it hurt my feelings.
I think what hurt me the most is the fact that, yes, many of our clients do not speak english. So i went out and learned spanish. I am actually very proud of myself. But they started mocking me that I speak spanish so "white" and they started speaking spanish the way I supposedly do.
I finally put my foot down and told them they were being inappropriate and to stop when the interns started in on it, too.
I just thought "really? who do you think you are?"
I just had to vent. I tried to show them that it didn't bother me.
But it actually hurt my feelings....a lot. I would never do that to someone. I felt like I was being ganged up on.