These 29 People Regret Accidental Racist Moments


It didn’t happen to me but a girl in my class in school. She was going through this bag of (I can’t remember what they’re called) chocolate biscuits shaped like animals. She pulled out one, that was, say, a zebra, and went to one of her friends “Oh this looks like you!”. Then one that, say, was a lion and said to another friend “Oh this looks like you!”. Then pulled out a Monkey one, turned to the black girl she knew and said “Oh this looks just like… you…”. Her face went bright red, and the black girl was less than pleased.


It was a late evening and I was walking my black lab when I saw him sniffing something for longer than usual and when that happens I know he’ll try to eat it next, so I pull the leash saying “Come here you black b*tch!” in a loud and somewhat irritated voice. I lift my eyes from it and I can see a young black woman who apparently passed behind my back starting to walk away from me very fast. I recognized her, because I live in a country that is 99.5% white and she was literally the only black person I’ve seen around in my neighborhood. Talk about bad luck.


I went to a wedding last weekend and my boyfriend’s brother turned to me and said, “All the black people are in the back” and I said, “Makes sense.” After which I immediately took it back.


One day my boss and I were eating from a bag of jellybeans she had brought to work. She ate a brown one and immediately made a disgusted face, and told me not to eat the brown jellybeans. Trying to be pseudo-philosophical, and not really even thinking about what I was about to say, I quickly replied with “I’ve found that in life, it’s usually best to avoid the brown ones.” It wasn’t until she almost fell on the floor laughing that I realized what I had just said. My boss is engaged to a black guy.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.