Friday, 30 May 2008

Out of The Mouths Of Babes Social Workers…

Over at ‘House of Dumb’ it has been noted before that there is one class, race, creed that gets cut no slack at all. So I wasn’t too surprised to see a very revealing little anecdote over at the Social Work Blog from one Anabel Unity Sale:
We all have days when we forget things we have said and done - or at least we want to. There was the time when I walked into a meeting at a local authority - which shall remain nameless to protect the innocent - in order to interview the four heads of social services for a feature. The first thing out of my mouth wasn't "Hello, nice to meet you" but "Oh... four, white middle-aged men." Perhaps it should have been an internal thought...
Perhaps it should, Anabel, perhaps it should! By the way, got to assume that’s a ‘trendy’ first name, rather than a typo…

But just imagine for a moment little Anabel tripping in to a meeting of the Black Police Federation and saying ‘Oh…no white faces?’. I wonder if she’d have admitted to that on a public blog?

Yet, what’s the difference..?

6 comments:

patently said...

"what’s the difference..?"

None whatseover, Julia. And it's about time it was pointed out more often.

DJ said...

Yeah, well, y'know: sometimes they get criticised for being biased towards some people, sometimes they get criticised for being biased against some people. They just can't win....

JuliaM said...

Yeah, it's so unfair!!!

I think this webpage will provide much entertainment... ;)

Anonymous said...

Note to self

"Remember, this blogger thinks they are very clever, thinks they have imagination, thinks they have emotional intelligence and yet have no real sense of their own puffed-up sense of importance.

oh, and that they are a predator too who uses ridicule and innuendo to denounce others"

Imagine all this, without getting off your ass to change anything.

Not an attractive combination

TT

JuliaM said...

"Imagine all this, without getting off your ass to change anything."

It's spelled 'arse' over here in the UK, Total Twat.

Watch fewer US imports on tv, it's not doing your vocabulary any good.

Dude..

Anonymous said...

you rock julia m !!