Comment to 'Does this come across as racist? Or, as it is intended, as an explanation of a misunderstanding?'
  • I was going to comment that the set up for the encounter was a bit over the top. Why would this social worker just ask someone in the street if they were-whoever-. Did you provide a good indicator that they maybe that person?. The dog is provocative. There will need to a conversation/dialogue that clarifies, Cat owning her response, Cat gaining insight into her clearly racist response. The social worker's experience of her response, how they felt about it and so on. Racism must be discussed and literature is a good place to do it. Open it up.

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    • Thanks. Yes, I absolutely agree that literature is a good place to discuss issues but I can see I need to be careful how I do it. I don't want to upset anyone or make things worse. It might well be a good idea for me to get them to talk about everything a little longer. Thank you I am pondering again.

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