was when my husband called one of his clients and stated the company name, and who he was and that he was on his way to her home in an hour. She asked him was he black and he stated yes. She then told him that she did not want a “nigger at her house. The lady was prejudice toward African Americans and she made it known through her attitude and conversation over the phone. He then called his supervisor and they said for him not to approach her property and he didn’t, instead a Caucasian male had to go to the lady’s house.
This incident diminished equity because, this lady attitude showed that Caucasians are dominant and many of them will never respect African Americans, perhaps age is the reason for prejudice, but it is still no excuse to make another human being feel unwanted and demeaned by hurtful words.
It was very hurtful, because in 2012 you do not think that people would still talk that way to people, but they do.
Derman-Sparks, L., & Edwards, J. O. (2010). Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).