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Posts by Annie Kerr
Date: Apr 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM
It was early 1990-something when I was working in a manufacturing environment in an IT position. I was new to the field and new to the job, located in a rural part of Ohio, and really excited about the possibilities ahead of me. As a military brat, I was accustomed to hearing crude language, so the manufacturing environment didn’t bother me. What I hadn’t experienced a lot of growing up, however, was racial discrimination. While I was walking out of the cafeteria area, the word “chink” was slung at my back. It hung in the air while I decided what to do. Not wanting to be labeled as a trouble-maker in a new job and not having any other minority colleagues to ask advice from, I continued walking and never said a word about it to anyone.