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Me:: (after demonstrating a piece of software I had written to be used for quality reporting by Medicare health plans): So that's how it works, any questions?
Medicare Official:: Wow, it's great. Who is the programmer?
Me:: I am.
Medicare Official:: But who actually wrote the code?
Me:: That would be me...the programmer.
Because apparently Black, women programmers don't actually WRITE CODE. 10 years ago, at headquarters in Washington, D.C. I felt irritated at having to explain that yes, I am a REAL programmer.
“Meatless Mondays are a healthy addition to your week - the issue is just convincing your husband!”
“I just assumed you were my nurse.”
“You don’t LOOK Jewish!”
Guy next to me on plane:: So, where are you from?
Guy:: No, like, where are you FROM?
Me:: Um, I was born in New York...
Guy:: But, what about... (He pulls the corners of his eyes back in an effort to look Asian.)
White coworker:: You're really good at this job but I gotta admit it still bothers me when people like you come to this country & take jobs from real Americans.
Me:: Where do you think I'm from?
Coworker:: I don't know what you are, but I know you're something. What are you?
Me:: Native American.
Coworker:: Oh... then I guess you didn't come here, huh?
At work. Made me feel stunned, angry, hurt.
“OH, THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T HAVE AN ACCENT: YOU’RE PART WHITE.”