Just checked: Approaching 1 month since I suggested to a coworker that their idea of "not supporting BLM because it means they'd have to adhere to all black peoples' fickle ideas [they danced around that much more eloquently but was what they meant] or risk being called racist" was, in fact, a view that was not helping them achieve their goal of "avoid being called a racist", at all. I also offered to have a discussion on race, white man to white man.

Deafening silence.

If they can't even listen to a white guy like me that knows only how to be the most basic of an ally, I don't have any hopes they'll listen to anyone else.

The last coworker I did successfully reach out to didn't understand anything that I said and, in a separate incident, wound up getting fired for his racist beliefs.

Show thread
Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!