Guys, we did a good deed. Okay, let's just leave it at that. Not everything has to be about money.Jonah
Justine: Immigrants -- we get the job done.
Justine: My family is Swedish or something.
I'm so sorry, Sandra. We all wish we could just rip that pain out of your body, shove it right up inside ourselves, and claim it as our own.Carol
Carol: Guys, we're a family, and we have to be there for each other. And Sandra would be there for any of us if we had a gross, sick cat.
Jonah: I guess that -- that's a valid point from Carol.
Glenn: We've got a really exciting COVID announcement.
Cheyenne: Oh my god, is it over? I don't know about you guys, but COVID has been, like, super annoying for me.
Jonah: Huh. Yeah, now that you mention it, I'd have to give it a thumbs down.
Garrett: So this is the kind of stuff we're working to address with this list.
Dina: Uh, uh. Forget the list; we can get back to the list. The personal stories are breaking through! Give us another one!
Garrett: So you just want me to tell more stories about messed up that happen because I'm black?
Dina: Exactly. Hit us with a big one!
Garrett: Anyway, the point is, I—I'm just so sorry, and I wish there was something I could do to make it up to the black employees. Any ideas?
Garrett: For how to apologize to black people?
Garrett: Attention all Cloud 9 employees in all departments—please report to the breakroom for pizza. Because apparently, now, everyone gets pizza. Never mind that the basic infrastructure of this country makes it so that one group of people gets way more pizza than others! Or that some of us spend over four hundred years forcibly making pizza for white people!
Dina: This isn't about pizza, is it?
Jonah: No, I don't think so.
Isaac: Yes, I love pizza!
Oh yeah, it takes a lot of courage to make a gesture this small this late in the game.Garrett
Dina: I think a lot of us want to help, but we just have blind spots when it comes to this stuff. I mean, when I was growing up, we were told the goal was to not see race.
Garrett: Okay, see, I don't know who started telling white people that -- I'm assuming it was other white people -- but you shouldn't ignore race. You should be aware of how being black affects our daily lives.
Garrett: You do realize the hair products thing isn't the end of racism? It's not even the end of racism in the store.
Dina: Oh, is this because Karen started here last week? Because she's willing to go by Jill.
Garrett: What? No! Don't you think it's messed up that we've never had a black district manager? Or that the employee handbook limits our hair length to three inches in diameter? That basically means no afros.
Dina: I guess I just never thought about any of this stuff. I mean, you've never brought it up before.
Garrett: It's not my job to call out every racist thing I come up against! It's my job to announce sales and pretend not to notice when people return used swimsuits.
I just wanted to change a couple of racist policies. I didn't sign up to teach a bunch of grown-ass white people about racism.Garrett