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Vive la Bretagne or shit’s this way everywhere

There are a lot of areas of the world filled with (sure, it appears the US is approximately 38% such) those who are pretty damned nationalistic, if based upon real history or imagined.

I lived in an area so hateful of immigrants (myself, oh là!) that there was…me! The locals hated the FRENCH as outsiders and I’m not joking. I was believed to be Welsh, due to my accent at the time. I vociferously explained that I was American and they refused to believe even a passport. ‘Then why do you look X? And SOUND Y?’

Strange.

Anyway! Who knew that I’d come to work in (at least very specifically, perhaps not the whole region) the worst place? I survived and bought pottery.

‘soft’ racism is racism

I will confront coworkers, which is a waste of time. Why do it? Two reasons for speaking out are 1) drawing a boundary for myself; it’s not okay to spread hateful bullshit around when I’m there and 2) maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance to cause a person to think.

Probably not.