I'm frequently getting into trouble for being racist.
I'm 54 and am in the habit of observing the younger generations. When I see a bunch of twenty or thirty something females hanging around I'm likely to make a comment like "Those girls skirts are too tight" or I will see a bunch of guys and say "Those boys are up to no good".
People that age all seem like such children to me. My problem comes when I make a comment like that and the people involved are black males. I will (without thinking) say things like, "Will you boys give me a hand?"
I know that is derogatory, but I never think of that before I say it.
That's not unethical, however. It's poor word choice.
Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, a poor choice of words can get you in almost as much trouble.
I'm inconsistent when it comes to recycling. Does that count?
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