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?
My father always said " If you don't open your month, you can't get it trouble".
Yes. Just because you have an opinion does not mean it needs to be expressed. Especially re controversial subjects.
I will tell him not to do that, otherwise, he will get into a big trouble.
Just ignore it and avoid any future conversations on that subject.
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.
Let's say it this way.............don't talk about races if you don't like another person's perspective.
Nothing. Mind your own business.
Tell them you don't want to get involved and to not drag you into it.
Next time the person says something like that, say "you know, you could get in trouble and fired for saying things like that."
Stay out of it
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.
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.
No. Your wise move would be to mind your own business.
Stay as far out of it as you possibly can. Sounds like that could get nasty.
Tell him straight out: "Don't involve me!"
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.
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.
I would get far, far away from that co-worker.