Ok. So my line manager referred to a student as a 'Chink' today.

(507 Posts)
catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 19:52:50

It's not the first time. We work in an education.

I don't think it was meant to be an insult. She's just thick confused

I reported her to the equality and diversity representative.


cornsilxsxy Fri 27-Jan-12 19:53:48


OlympicEater Fri 27-Jan-12 19:53:58

YANBU, that is dreadful

toutlemonde Fri 27-Jan-12 19:54:29


LadySybilDeChocolate Fri 27-Jan-12 19:54:36

My childhood town used to use this reference. It depends on where she's from, it may be 'normal' for her.


catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 19:55:28

I nearly fell off my chair the first time, but wrote it off as a slip of the tongue.

The third time gave me no choice sad

Could you not have gently challenged her on it, also.

catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 19:56:05

*in education. Not in an education.

In an educational establishment (FE college)

catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 19:56:37

There were only a couple of us in the office - we were so shocked we were frozen into silence

Dawndonna Fri 27-Jan-12 19:56:50


YADNBU. Gosh, that's awful.

LipstickLover Fri 27-Jan-12 19:57:30

YANBU, ridiculous ignorant word.

RitaMorgan Fri 27-Jan-12 19:57:31

You should have mentioned it at the time - "sorry, but do you realise that is an offensive, racist term?".

smoggii Fri 27-Jan-12 19:58:57

My jaw just hit the floor. I didn't realise anyone still used that term.

Nevergarglebrandybutter Fri 27-Jan-12 19:59:06

You have done the right thing.

catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 19:59:17

I know I know I should have. Am kicking self now.

It's awful, we work in a college that 'champions' E and D.

LadySybilDeChocolate Fri 27-Jan-12 19:59:35

My cousin's posts on FB include 'I'm having a chinky for supper.' hmm She's oblivious.

hwjm1945 Fri 27-Jan-12 20:00:35

you shuold have challenged her there and then, going to the diversity person is a bit underhand, she will know it wsa you cos of contect and the nit will maek things worse between you.

catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 20:00:51

She is in a managerial role too. Ans supposedly an intelligent (!) educated woman.

MadeInChinaBaby Fri 27-Jan-12 20:01:19


SiamoNellaMerda Fri 27-Jan-12 20:01:50

You didn't really need to snitch her up ffs - a quiet word would have done the trick. She's going to be in a world of trouble now when you could have remedied the situation quietly by yourself.

PurplePidjin Fri 27-Jan-12 20:02:11

YANBU. Major retraining needed for her!

catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 20:02:24

hwjn - she will have no idea it's me. She clearly uses the term as part of her normal vocab. I've heard it form her at least four times, as have several others in our team.

Our administratot also told me that she has heard her use the term 'paki'

catinboots Fri 27-Jan-12 20:03:21

Siamo - are you for real? Snitch her up? I didn't know what else to do!!

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