Blacking up


#1

One of the teams on the floor have got a fancy dress day, and someone has come dressed as Michael Jackson in the Thriller video. Except it’s a white guy who has blacked up.

  • Phone up HR right away. Blacking up is racist. Don’t be the person who ignores racism.
  • He’s dressed up a particular character, rather than a whole race.
  • You don’t know him. He’s probably just an ignorant idiot rather than a big old racist.

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#2

nothing to see here.


#3

It’s 2018, it’s beyond impossible to give him any benefit of the doubt.


#4

How has he managed to get to work without getting smacked?


#5

Moonwalked all the way in


#6

He could have at least chosen 90s Michael


#7


#8

Can I find any contact details for HR now that most of it’s been outsourced to India though? :confused:


#9

passive aggressive note on the fridge it is then.


#10

Highly unlikely that it’s been outsourced to india.

When you get through, report yourself too


#11

Eh?


#12

Not really.


#13

Out of interest; how old is he?


#14

late 20s, early 30s maybe?


#15

Is there a fourth option where you call him out for it directly instead of reporting it to HR? (I know this hinges on a lot of variables, is easy to say, isn’t a responsibility anyone should have to shoulder in a 2018 workplace, etc)


#16

The problem is that I don’t know him, or who he reports to. Last year 75% of the floor were made redundant and some new teams have moved in. As always, there was no communication about who they were and what they do.


#17

Someone in my office did this for Halloween a few years ago.

They didn’t make it to bonfire night.


#18

RIP


#19

Well, I found an email address for a UK HR Mailbox, so at least I won’t have it on my conscience that I did nothing.


#20

No excuse. If he had been 60-odd then he could have played the Ignorant Old Man card