This week an Amazon driver assaulted a client because she has “white privilege”. What incited the attack? The customer apparently questioned her about a package delivery. Here it is:
Critical race theory and pushing “white privilege” is poisoning the minds of black and brown citizens. To some, every criticism is because of the color of their skin.
This is another story like the one I reported on this week about doctors who are hesitant to criticize non-white students or employees for fear that they will be accused of racism.
I have remarked here that I use grocery delivery services. On one occasion, a young black woman refused to deliver my groceries because I questioned a decision she made while shopping for me without asking me. I ask all shoppers to text me about substitutions, and she did not. My exact text to her was, “Why did you replace those potatoes without asking me? What is available?”
At first she said that the substitute was the same, just a smaller size. When I pointed out that they weren’t the same, and how, she said I was “rude”, treated her like a child or a disobedient servant and can be treated “any kind of way”. She went on to tell me that I needed to learn how to talk to people, and that I was acting as if I was doing her a favor. I pointed out that she was being paid to shop for me and that she was doing a job, not doing me a favor.
I got another shopper and my order was delivered without further incident. I asked the company to not allow this woman to shop for me again. By the way, the item she substituted was indeed available (5# of yellow potatoes).
Why did this woman react like this? My question that set off her tirade wasn’t profane or sarcastic or mean. She said “I just know when not to take disrespect.”