This weekend at the mall I experienced an interesting conversation, that I was unwillingly a participant in. I was off shopping at Dillard’s (incidentally that was the place I lost my wallet) trying on high heels. I was going back and forth between several tables gathering all the shoes I was semi-interested in to hand over to customer service to go get.
As I was passing, a young black girl about the age of 20 and two of her friends, were loudly complaining about shoes. Then she said something I have never heard before:
“Not having a size 10 in these shoes is Racist. This shoe is racist. You dont have enough in my size and thats racist.”
I looked up at her.
She looked back at me and said “Yeah, I said it.”
Listen, I’m not looking at you because you think not having enough athletic shoes in your size is racist, I’m looking at you because your being an ass in the middle of a department store.
And that, my dear, is not racist.