Do you think it's wrong to say this?

Stan 10/17/2018. 18 answers
Business & Finance Careers & Employment

During a conversation we were talking about Africans and a coworker said "I don't like dealing with Africans because they're poor and I don't like how they speak." This isn't the first time either. My other co-worker wants to make a complaint and wants to involve me. What should I do?

18 Answers


Stan 10/20/2018.

My father always said " If you don't open your month, you can't get it trouble".


GEEGEE 10/19/2018.

Yes. Just because you have an opinion does not mean it needs to be expressed. Especially re controversial subjects.


Isreal 10/19/2018.

I will tell him not to do that, otherwise, he will get into a big trouble.


oklatom 10/19/2018.

Just ignore it and avoid any future conversations on that subject.


babyboomer1001 10/18/2018.

The first co-worker has a right to his/her opinion. There is nothing wrong with expressing his/her opinion, as long as he/she did not insult anyone to his/her face. Co-worker number 2 should mind his/her own business. If he/she doesn't like it, tough. He/she should grow a backbone and suck it up. If you are asked by HR about it, I'd tell them that co-worker number 2 is a petty small minded complainer.


Linda 10/18/2018.

Let's say it this way.............don't talk about races if you don't like another person's perspective.


David 14 10/18/2018.

Nothing. Mind your own business.


Anonymous 10/18/2018.

Tell them you don't want to get involved and to not drag you into it.


Judy 10/18/2018.

Next time the person says something like that, say "you know, you could get in trouble and fired for saying things like that."


cindy 10/18/2018.

Stay out of it


ricky 10/19/2018.

No harm was done. Tell guilty party how you feel about what was said. Tell tattletale, if they include you, you’ll say you didn’t hear it. Tell racist party what you’ve said to other party, and that you hope it doesn’t come up again, as you will tell someone.


Erik 10/19/2018.

Absolutely it's wrong, it's racist. You would think that this country would be getting better about stuff like that, but it looks like it will never die. I certainly wouldn't want to be involved in any sort of "complaint", that's asking for trouble. It's not your fault that your co-worker is racist. That has nothing to do with you.


Anonymous 10/18/2018.

No. Your wise move would be to mind your own business.


audrey 10/18/2018.

Stay as far out of it as you possibly can. Sounds like that could get nasty.


Doc 10/18/2018.

Tell him straight out: "Don't involve me!"


Vernika 10/18/2018.

Don’t say anything if it makes you uncomfortable or you would rather not be involved. He’s entitled to his honest opinion as far as that goes. Freedom of speech. It would probably be against company policy to say that around customers though. Other than that, I don’t think there’s really anything to complain about. But if you feel unsafe, complain.


Anonymous 10/18/2018.

Just tell the truth and let them know you are only telling the truth for the sake of being truthful not to get anyone in trouble.


What You Talkin' About? 10/18/2018.

I would get far, far away from that co-worker.


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