INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Brigette Drake is a white female who, in most instances, would have received the benefit of the doubt because of her race. However, she recently forfeited her “white pass” while shopping as a customer in a Michael’s Craft Store with her 12-year-old biracial (Melanoid) daughter.
Drake and her daughter were deeply offended by what they witnessed while walking down the aisles of the store. One of the store’s shelves displayed stationery block lettering, which is a commonplace item for the retailer to have in stock. What struck Birgette and her daughter was the way one of the shelves’ lettering was positioned.
One of the rows on the display had the block letters spelling the word “niggars” (sic), which prompted Brigette to immediately report what she saw to one of the store’s cashiers.
According to Drake, the cashier laughed, and admitted to arranging the letters to form the racial slur. After the cashier’s disrespectful comment, Drake took to Facebook, where she posted the following:
Today I was at shopping with my 12 year old at Michaels and noticed this display. I went to the front and told them about the issue. The response they had was more than ridiculous, ignorant, racist and truly unacceptable. The lady said while laughing, “Oh I did that (sarcastically), but no really that is hilarious.” To which I replied: “No that is not hilarious you need to go fix it”
‘She realized I was not amused or joking and completely changed her joking jovial face. Just because I am white,
‘I do not tolerate injustice and also find it absurd that she would assume I would find racial slurs even moderately funny. My 12-year-old (biracial) daughter whom was with me was devastated.
‘To say the least the employee’s behavior was beyond inappropriate and you should be ashamed for hiring such employees.