Sign of the times of the day: This slide was included in a Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training presentation at a state university.
If you can’t read the slide, here is the text:
Khalilah is a Muslim, and Janice is a Catholic. One day, Khalilah loses her favorite ring. Janice grabs Khalilah’s hands, bows her head, and starts praying to St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things. Khalilah pulls her hands back and reminds Janice that she is a Muslim. Janice gets upset, tells Khalilah that she will never find her ring because she is a heathen, and storms off. Over the next couple of weeks, Janice stops by Khalilah’s desk over and over again to ask if she found her ring. When Khalilah said that she had not, Janice would smirk and tell her it is because she refuses to pray to St. Anthony. As a new employee, Khalilah is scared to mention anything to her supervisor, because she knows her supervisor is also Catholic.
Yeah, why do Catholics always grab your hand and start praying to St. Anthony when you lose something? I mean, this happens all the time, right? It ain’t just happening in fictional situation with Muslims, is it? (It couldn’t be, otherwise the EEOC would have used a more relevant example.)
(Via: Thomas Peters)