Scene: Meeting of my university's diversity committee (of which I am a member), where we have been planning a day-long diversity workshop for our faculty. Much conversation over who will be resistant to such a workshop, who is resistant to the idea of diversity in education in general. Much conversation in general over issues of cultural competence, etc.
The conversation turns to the current crisis in Haiti.
Professor Y: Some of the coverage on this has been unbelievably racist.
General agreement around the table.
Professor Z: Pat Robertson is talking about those "colored" people making a pact with the devil. And Rush Limbaugh, too. It's unbelievably offensive.
Professor X: Yeah, especially for a fat white guy like him!
Me: Did you say "fat white guy"?
Professor X: (to his credit) I just caught myself.