After my previous employers told me they preferred a black nurse to run their department, I opened a lawsuit against them. After all, I was the only Caucasian who worked in the building, in any department.
Before finding adequate representation, I called the Reverend Al Sharpton’s office in New York. I was politely told, “I’m sorry Ma’am, Mr. Sharpton only represents African-Americans.”
At which point I asked, “What makes you think I’m not African-American?”
Could she see my face through the phone or something? It’s not as if we were on video chat.
She sputtered and stammered a minute and then said, “I’m sorry, but we can’t help you.”
I was denied representation based on the color of my skin. How’s that for racism?