Yes, it sounds like a racist remark
It was insensitive
There was only cultural gulf and misunderstanding
The fellow's sensitivity over his ethnicity was coming to the surface
Is bad handwriting a stereotype for people from Philippines?
People should be more careful throwing out accusations of racisms
Last edited by jallman; 05-19-10 at 02:30 PM.
No, not racism...just another overly sensitive jackass exploiting his perceived 'victim' status.
''Why should he apologize because Flipper got butthurt over nothing? ''
There isnt really a should about it. It is just the way I would handle it. There is no point in arguing with a persons feelings. If they are pissed off, then they are pissed off... But, there is a point in resolving work place tension, because you have to work there everyday. Getting defensive or aggressive just escalates the situation. The last thing I would want is my time being wasted with a 'he said this, she said that' scene with a manager trying to mediate it. It would not make either me or my colleague look good.
Anyway, it is plain weird that people are making more of an issue out of people ''playing the race card'', than they are about rascism. Maybe this site is top heavy in white people. And, it will be unlikely to change, if racial issues are not discussed with more openmindedness and patience. It is the same with womens issues. I often wonder if the amount of abuse hurled at the feminists is absolutely necessary, in order to have a discussion about womens rights. Maybe this site is top heavy in white males.
Apoligizing to people like the Filipino guy in the example only empowers them and their immaturity. People don't have the right to never be offended. We have the right to live in a mature society were adults will act like adults and not get hurt over the slightest comment.
There are quite a few posts on this thread, which I would consider over reactive. If you over react to over reactions, this can prompt over reactions, to the over reactions, to the over reactions ..... Ending such a vicious circle is what is important.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
''So by responding to the thread, you just overreacted to the overreactions at the overreactions to the overreactions overreacting to the overdone reactions to the overreactions?''
No, not necessarily...
Interesting. I'm not familiar with the tendencies of this culture. They do run short, and this particular man is quite small. He's not gay, I know he has kids, I think he's married. I have heard that he's had outbursts before, although I've always been fond of him. After this episode however, I'll be very leery of anything but a business like relationship with him.
He recently got a hairpiece, I was surprised when he showed up wearing that...
so, was your implication that Filipinos are illiterate? Racism can be expressed through generalizing about someone on the basis of their perceived race or country of ethnic origin.
I would suggest that making generalizations about people on the basis of race or ethnicity isn't wise, particularly these days.Racial discrimination typically points out taxonomic differences between different groups of people, although anyone may be discriminated against on an ethnic or cultural basis, independently of their somatic differences.
I would never do this professionally, though I do sometimes make fun of racial stereotypes, but only about my own race.
My kids are half filipino, and people have said some very stupid things to and about them. I've taught them some appropriate responses that range from sarcasm to a fist in the face.