so I don't share a tremendous amount of personal stuff here, but this seems apropos.
My wife and I had our first child in the fall. We have started our family fairly late in the game and both have successful professional careers at a level where we are significantly responsible for our firms/practices and the fortunes of others. We intend to keep working. I'm lucky enough to have built a business that I can run via telecommuting and with some travel, so I will be our primary care-giver and a work-from-home dad (which I am really enjoying.) However, work will intrude regularly and will require 100% attention when it does. So, we need backup at home. We have been interviewing candidates for nanny/parent's helpers for our infant ... you know ... more job creating and what not.
We had several good first interviews with several candidates. The next step was scheduling informal in-person meetings with the best of them. One leading candidates seemed personable, had good qualifications, ancillary skills and a child care/enrichment philosophy that we found very attractive. Thus far, this person was very likely to end up getting the job. When we explained that we would like to meet in person for a second interview they agreed enthusiastically and we said we would be in touch after we finished all the first interviews to schedule a time. Then, right before hanging up the phone and ending the conversation the (presumably) young woman volunteered "Yeah, I'm sure you want to meet to make sure I'm not ... some huge black guy who's gonna murder you." My wife ended the conversation quickly and we both were kind of dumbfounded. I asked wife if I misheard the young woman via the speakerphone. Unfortunately she confirmed what I thought I'd heard.
So, for those who haven't interacted with me before, I happen to be (among other things) kind of huge black guy. Fortunately, I never have, and as far as I can tell, am unlikely to murder anyone in the forseeable future. My child is biracial and will be regarded by the outside world as black. I have the highest hopes for him, including that he not end up murdering anyone. As a multiracial family with a child who will be regarded by the outside world as black, civil racial attitudes and a prudent level of sensitivity are necessary qualification for this job.
Needless to say, this person has disqualified themselves from the job. This person has not been discriminated against in my hiring process. She has not been denied her first amendment rights. She is not a victim of PC culture. And she is not being "reverse discriminated" against because of any limitations on what she can or can't say due to her own race. (#1 we hadn't met face to face yet, so I don't know what race she is. #2 A black candidate making that comment would confound me even more in some ways and disqualify them just as much.)
This young person is solely facing the consequences of her own defective personality. And this is what the snowflake Governor also needs to understand. Your bigotry is your individual responsibility and problem, not ours. Your ignorance, insensitivity and/or stupidity are not immutable characteristics that others must treat equally to those who don't burden us with idiocy. These attitudes are the defects in your personality, and nothing in our constitution, culture or social mores says that others need to suffer your defective personalities when we have a choice. Individuals ho act like -------- will individual be treated like --------. You are losing out on opportunities and facing marginalization as an individual and based on defects that are solely attributed to your individual failings, choices and limitations.
But I do thank this young woman for hanging a "I'm stupid and inappropriate" sign out for us to see. We were this close to inviting this moron to participate in the care of our child. Dodged a bullet there.