I Call Racial Stereotyping
May 29, 2009, 07:49 PM
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From a recent blog by a defense attorney who got a contract to train city employees (city unnamed) in avoiding sexual harassment. I found this amusing:
I’ve now completed the first day of training the employees of a local city to avoid sexual harassment, having made roughly 2 hour presentations to two groups of about 20 each.

Impressions:

1. Never try to explain the confluence of federal and state law to government employees before noon.

2. Apparently everyone in this city likes to go �GIRL, you’re looking FINE, SHOW me!�, and then the other employee turns around in place, and the first one goes �WOOOOOO!� It is probably impossible to break them of this, at least with the amount of time and the tools and use-of-force limits I am presented with.[Sexual Harassment Prevention Training AAR: Day One | Popehat]

This is stereotypical, but as usual, probably accurate. And of course, it's also true that different groups have different standards of what constitutes inappropriate behavior, which must lead to a lot of litigation.