Sent to you by moya via Google Reader:
My older, male, white boss called me white-washed. I was the only black girl in the room with him and ten other coworkers because I currently live in the suburbs, attended a private school and "speak real English" (his words not mine), while he grew up in a slightly rougher neighborhood. I laughed it off because I didn't know what else to say or do.
I felt embarrassed, guilty for laughing, alone, and invisible and that I should be old enough to know better