was this racist?

Amazon CLVA77
Oct 19 33 Comments

was in an uber pool. a white man enters with his 16 year old kid. I greet him and get back to my phone. He asks me what I do for a living. I told him that i worked at Amazon. He said and I quote "I know a lot of your people who work there".

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  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Plot twist OP is also a white man
    Oct 19 1
  • Instasize cplus
    The only thing for certain is you’re very sensitive. Try to get over yourself
    Oct 19 1
    • Agreed. Why is everything racist nowadays?!? 😑
      Oct 19
  • Samsung tipsycode
    Are you black? Then it is but any other race it's not
    Oct 19 1
    • New qdJo63
      Asian? Middle Eastern? European? South American?
      Oct 23
  • Cisco boooombox
    It definitely is rude and a very 'informal' way to address a race.
    I wouldn't be surprised if this man is a racist in his life but just this sentence is not good enough to judge
    Oct 19 0
  • Apple —wtf—
    I mean thats a fact, and its not racist to state facts. His tone with which he said, matters more though, and that's very subjective.

    It's also easy to think either way. Sometimes, in a restaurant my friends think the server is being racist, but to me he just seems grumpy, because I may have noticed him being inattentive and unfriendly to most others.
    Oct 19 4
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Sounds like you might just be unable to spot racism. Your friends got your back.

      To be more clear, you can be unfriendly to most and still be racist.
      Oct 19
    • New qdJo63
      "it's not racist to state facts" you can't be more wrong about this. Most of the shitty things in history have been done by white people (fact), but you can't rub it into people's faces. It's just racist and rude.
      Oct 23
    • Apple —wtf—
      “most of the shitty things in history have been done by white people”

      I would say in more recent history. And history is well accounted in relatively unbiased only for past few hundred years only. Humans have be violent and have done evil things everywhere and all the time in history. Genghis Khan, Ancient Egyptians, Indians (with the caste systems throughout history, people have gotten away with unspeakable things), child soldiers in Africa, and I’m sure list can go on.

      Obviously you can’t say unpleasant things to people. This post falls into weird territory where the person simply lacked etiquette. People wanna talk sometimes, and do not know the right words. If he said this to let’s a a white European guy, he probably won’t take it as racism. I would say, if his tone was nice, it’s ok.
      Oct 24
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      No need to be obtuse.
      Oct 24
  • Facebook ⭕️v⭕️
    Wtf is this story leaving out details. What race are you, genius.
    Oct 19 1
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      meonthew3more
      Exactly... even maybe OP was coming from comicon and all decked out?
      Oct 20
  • Microsoft HomoSapien
    Definitely a microaggression if not racism.
    Oct 20 1
    • Instasize cplus
      😱
      Oct 20
  • Intel koyla
    Why are other people of my race, ‘my people’ ? Doesn’t sound great to me
    Oct 19 0
  • Google topCon
    It was a compliment
    Oct 19 2
    • This.
      Oct 20
    • New qdJo63
      How's "your people" a compliment? it's demining.
      Oct 23
  • Cisco / Data ┬┴┤ಠ_ಠ)
    Your people=your coworkers? But probably just racist
    Oct 19 1
    • Cisco boooombox
      Your people= your race/color
      Oct 19
  • Apple jfb361gas
    Is it racist that you referred to him as white? What difference does it make what race he was?
    Oct 20 0
  • Google hypms
    OMG, people play race card way too much nowadays, possible just an innocent guy trying to be friendly and make a conversation.
    Oct 20 0
  • Should’ve been like, yeah and I work with a lot of your people too ;)
    Oct 20 0
  • Google ppeC15
    Clearly racist. Implying you own people. What an ass
    Oct 20 0
  • Your people?? - Could be - young people? College grads, nerds
    Oct 20 1
    • New qdJo63
      It's almost never that! lol
      Oct 23
  • Lockheed Martin / R&D Schz3
    Any chance he met nerds?
    Oct 19 1
    • Cisco boooombox
      Very rare usage of classifying and using a term for people such as jocks or nerds or hippies. The usage for stereotyping them would be different, I guess.
      Oct 19
  • Amazon AWS-Engr
    I mean the other person is 16... They're still in high school. They don't know anything yet
    Oct 20 0
  • Amazon bcif84ju7u
    I am sure he meant your caste so he is not racist, right? ;)
    Oct 20 0
  • Google LyLs67
    Are you Indian or Chinese? I think this goes as a maybe. Depends on the tone.
    Oct 19 0

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