I worked with a client
that we all suspected was a bit racist, so when she needed some stock
Halloween photography for a promotion I decided to test her limits and see
how racist she really was.
Client: I need a
picture of kids, or just one, but really cute and with a nice costume. I want
fun and classy, ok? No tacky costumes or anything.
I showed her the first
option, an eight year old Asian girl with a beautiful purple/blue monster
Client: Um, no. She’s
I was already shocked,
but then I showed her the second option, a five year old black boy dressed up
as a superhero in a really a cool white and blue suit.
Client: Oh, no.
The third option were
two Hispanic children, ages five and three, dressed as a fairy and an elf.
these kids are disgusting. You know
what? Just find me a picture of a pumpkin.
She really, truly
believed that non-white children were “disgusting.”
She was fired not long
after for unrelated (?) issues and I kept working with the company. She should
count her blessings – I’m Hispanic, and she won’t have to work with someone as
disgusting as me anymore.