Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Case in point: Not too long ago my Dad asked one of his aides (a beautiful young woman of color), "Are you a slave?" She laughed, and said, "No, Hal, I'm a free woman." My Dad beamed at her. "That's wonderful!," he said, truly happy for her. A bit later, he asked another aide, "Do you own slaves?" "No, I don't," she replied. "Good to hear," Dad said. And he really was quite happy, and blissfully unaware that his questions were inappropriate.
And speaking of inappropriate behavior, he's also been known to pat a few bottoms. We'll leave those stories for another time. :)