Call it white guilt or oversensitivity or insensitivity or reverse racism or racism racism, but my immediate (unexpressed, of course) reaction was, "What? No--I'm not your Boss Man. I'm just a white guy getting food from a black guy. I mean, no, it's not about colors. You can call me what you want, but--I'm not telling you how to speak, I'm just... look, I was hungry and simply wanted a breakfast biscuit, and I don't think I'm superior to you because of our skin. Why am I even thinking this; is my brain more racist than I thought? I hope he gave me a straw this time. Who still uses the term 'Boss Man' these days? Would he have said the same thing to me if I were black?"
I'm sure he gave it much less thought than I did.
*Disclaimer: I am not a racist.**
**Disclaimer disclaimer: I know this means neither that I never say racist things nor that no one will ever be racially offended by something I might say.***
***Disclaimer disclaimer note: I lost myself in the