I worked for a MAJOR tech company and transferred to a new group. The new manager could not stand that I, a brown guy, is the go to guy. All the time she would ask who is helping me, where did I find the information, who double checked that my work is correct, and aContinue reading “Workplace racism at major tech company”
When I was in sixth form (education system for people in the UK typically aged 16 to 18) I was friends with people who enjoyed making Islamophobic jokes. On one occasion one of them asked me if I was offended – in a tone that suggested I would be wrong to be offended by theContinue reading ““Are you offended?””
When I was a teenager I played cricket at my local cricket club. One of the dads asked me where I was from. When I told him I was from the local town he asked “No. Where are you really from?” It was an alienating and unnecessary comment to make. Particularly to a child.
At the end of my first year of university I found out that my white friends in my halls of residence had been referring to me behind my back as “brown Mike” (not my real name) so as to not confuse me with a white friend of theirs with the same first name as mine.Continue reading “Uni Friends Referred To Me As “Brown Mike””
I had to put up with casually racist comments from classmates on numerous occasions when I was at school. They would mock foreign accents. They would refer to the corner shop near our school as a “P*ki shop.” They would use the N-word “ironically.” I felt outnumbered, and just wanted to fit in, so IContinue reading “Casual racism at school”