There’s a lot of ‘pepper’ here.

Penny Miceli
Keene, NH

This is what my husband and I (both white) were told by our realtor (also white) when driving through a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio while searching for our first home as a young couple. She meant to dissuade us from buying in the neighborhood. Perhaps because of our shared race, she thought we would not be offended by this comment and its intent. She was very wrong.

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2 Responses to "There’s a lot of ‘pepper’ here."
  1. KJ says:

    I am also white. I hate it when other white people think it’s ok to let their racist guard down around me because they think I must agree with them. Sadly, I think that this must mean they are not used to racism being challenged by white people – which needs to change!

  2. Heather O. says:

    Wow. Just wrong.

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