I walked into the lift earlier and heard a rather strange (unintentionally racist – I think they think they were being progressive and “down with it”) conversation.
Woman: “You know when you go to a coloured party everyone just stares at you and won’t immediately talk? Well, at this party, I had such fun. Those people made me feel so welcome…[Person A] was right when he told me ‘Once you go black, you never go back’.”
Man: “You just enjoyed yourself because you were the prettiest person at the party.”
Woman: “No, hey. Those African people are beautiful. Really.”
“Those African people.” Really, girl from Cape Town, South AFRICA. WTF do you think you are? European? And dude, “prettiest person at the party”? You weren’t there so you can’t make such a claim. Were you hitting on her or were you saying something else?
I could only cringe. Thankfully the lift doors opened and I didn’t have to hear more.