Archive for August 12, 2013

Am I a racist?

The Pool was pretty empty – I was alone. 34 laps into my 40-lap run and feeling great. Then a swimmer came into my lane without noticing me – we almost collided. I stopped at the end waiting for him:
“circle or taking side?”
Side he wanted.
“Please let the swimmer know before you enter the lane – its dangerous.”
He’s an older man who wore his black bathing cap like army beret: one side was higher than the other. He spoke with an accent. My immediate thought was: no wonder, the rude foreigner.
Does this consititue racist? The last time I felt unsafe was caused by an American.

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