This woman from my work is SUPER racist. It's frustrating, annoying and sometimes embarrassing. When I first started she looked at my time card and was like, "You're last name is Torres? You don't look spanish, so I'm assuming your husband is." I told her that he was Puerto Rican. Her response? "Careful, all Puerto Ricans have mistresses."
Last month a new woman started working there, and she would bring her husband and kids to volunteer. She's Puerto Rican as well. One day my new co-worker was speaking to her husband in spanish. When all of sudden Miss Racist freaks out and starts cussing at them and saying that speaking spanish in a place of employment is rude.
Now today takes the cake. I'm doing a lead line class, and one of my students is black little girl. Her father is watching, and is minding his own business. Out of the corner of my eye I see Miss Racist walking towards him. I panick a little...I know nothing good is going to come of it.
So I hear her say, "Oh, how is your daughter liking the class?" He assures her that she likes it very much. She asks if his daughter is planning on joining the jumping team. He says she is, in a year when she has more time under her belt. Miss Racist says, "Oh that's good. At least you'll have more time to save money for it. Those classes are super expensive, and I know how your kind struggles with money."
Now I didn't hear much else except him nearly yelling that he is an investment banker and makes more than she could imagine. Then he stormed into my boss's office. Now, I am wondering if she will still have her job tomorrow...I hope not.