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How do you deal with racially-divisive supervisors and employees?

Supervisors and employees who make fun of other races of people, make negative comments, etc. I work in a fast-paced environment and I am professional; however, some rude employeesmanagers do not stop talking about other races of people. What can I do? Correction: employees/managers I can't afford to quit (until I have another job). Human Resources is part of the problem.

Asked By: annswers - 12/25/2007
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I'm sorry you have to deal with that stress. If anyone made jokes about Jews and it made you uncomfortable even though you weren't Jewish, it's still considered a hostile working environment and religion has protected status, the employer is vulnerable to a lawsuit... More
Answered By: wanderling - 12/25/2007
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quit
Answered By: RavenWolf - 12/25/2007
 
Ask them why it is that they make these comments. Then exlpain in the nicest way possibible that it is considered rude the way they are speaking. If that doesn't work, go to the next level and continue to work up your chain of supervisors and bosses until something is done about it.
Answered By: Kourtney M - 12/25/2007
 
Put up with it or get another job. You are not going to change the world - such behaviour has been happening since Adam was a boy & you're not going to change it. People CAN talk negative about other races. It is not racist. Are they abusing them to their faces? Get over it.
Answered By: Fearless Fosdick - 12/25/2007
 
Personally, I'd rather know how people really feel rather than have them do the PC dance. If you don't like what they are saying, confront them!!!
Answered By: Monk - 12/25/2007
 
A gentle "Please don't speak of my friends in that way, at least not in front of my face" might work wonders. IMO, being forced to endure derogitory racial comments about ones friends is 'creating a hostile work environment' could be actionable. If you tell your boss (the big boss, not your immediate supervisor) that... More
Answered By: kill_yr_television - 12/25/2007
 
Start the job search today. After you land another one, give notice. If your boss is like most bosses, he or she will ask why you are moving on. Then, tell the truth.
Answered By: vintner - 12/25/2007
 
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