theaftercath (theaftercath) wrote in thequestionclub,

 What was the last appalling thing someone said to you?

Do you call people out when they're being racist/sexist/homophobic/etc...? Does it matter who they are?

I was at a bar with an old friend tonight and a coworker of his joined us. She started getting annoyed by some obnoxiously loud women at the table next to us, and went on a tirade about black people (because the loud women appeared black), and how she always wanted to prove her racist parents wrong, but now that she's out in the "real world" she's finding that her step-dad was actually kind of right. I was appalled, but didn't do anything more than give her some eye-squints and head-tilts. I wish I had the courage to have called her out on her shit, but I didn't want things to be awkward for the next however many  hours we'd be hanging out. I'm feeling really badly about not saying anything.

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