Oh no she didn’t

I am sitting in Murky Coffee and the woman sitting next to me (no, not my wife – the one on the other side) just made references to someone’s “brown” girlfriend, explaining that she is “mulatto” but that she’s really cute anyway. All this is on a cell phone call at normal volume. There are seven people in the room, all within easy earshot.

Does anyone still say mulatto? I thought that word went out of style with “colored” and “Negro.”

This same person is using all sorts of profanity as well, so I shouldn’t be surprised by the racial slurs. I guess public is the new private when it comes to embarrassing things you can say during a phone call.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for RealHomebrew.com and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

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