Tag Archives: racist

5 ways to get back at LePage right now

Let’s strike back at Governor LePage. Whenever LePage says something stupid, hurtful or racist—or when he says somethings stripped of context in a way that signifies an ignorance of abstraction or an intentional pandering to people who respond favorably to these things—I find myself faced with a dilemma. Do I respond by underscoring, demystifying and offering […]

The customer is not always right: local restauranter confronts racist customer

Everybody in the service and hospitality industry knows that the adage “The customer is always right” is absolutely wrong. Even for those who are not in the industry, we all have had enough experience with humanity to know that there are more than a handful of duds in the bunch. Customers can be great, but […]

When do I respond to racists and/or trolls?

A friend recently asked how I formulate responses when I am engaged by racists, as I was on my Tumblr blog a few weeks back. Further, she wanted to know how I choose when to cease engagement, and whether or not I get bummed out by these exchanges. With regard to the racist, I said […]