Have you ever heard of someone being afraid of a certain race, for no particular reason? I dont mean " i dont like *colour* people". I mean and actual fear...
There is a lady at my work, she is a lovely lady. (She herself isnt Caucasian, she has dark olive skin)
At my work it has been very busy so we have had a few people come in from another place to help out. Now one guy was very dark skinned. He was lovely and very polite.
Now my boss paired this lady and this man up. The lady, had instantly moved to the other side of the room when the guy had walked in.
She left the room after hearing the news they had to be paired together. When we found her she was completely beside herself. She did not want to work with this man.
She has a major fear of black people, pretty much anyone who has skin darker then herself. Now Ive heard of people not liking certain races for what ever reason.
But she was FRIGHTENED of this man she had never met. She was shaking and had to be sent home.
Neither she or anyone in her family has been hurt by someone with dark skin, She has no reason to fear them. She said even some of her cousins who have skin a little darker then her make her uncomfortable. She has had counselling and everything but it wasnt working for her.
I feel sorry for her, she is a really nice lady ( i also feel sorry for him because since she is employed by work and he was only a temp, he wont get anymore hours at work) . She isnt racist in anyway.