not to know if "brown sugar" is offensive.
Charis1 · 20/08/2015 23:11
I am taking some gifts from work colleagues to a friend in hospital tomorrow. We had a collection, and one person bought the gifts from us all. We have some nice toiletries and things, but are in a toiletry bag with a picture of a teddy on it and the caption "brown sugar". I thought that term sometimes used in a racist context, so am reluctant to hand this over. but not sure if I am being paranoid and overly politically correct.
EllenJanethickerknickers · 20/08/2015 23:26
Urban Dictionary says 'An attractive black woman/heroin'
So maybe a bit dodgy...
Charis1 · 20/08/2015 23:26
well, I am quite happy to go out and buy a new toiletry bag to replace this one, I just need to be sure of myself when explaining to the others why I rejected their choice, or be sure it is ok to give the original as a gift. i just have to feel sure one way or another.
would other people give it, or replace it?
Charis1 · 20/08/2015 23:36
I don't know if this link will work. I can't find a picture of the bag online, and the actual bag isn't here for me to photograph, but here is a mug with basically the same design on.
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