I had a 26-year old man working for me for a short while, and he apparently assumed that since I'm an older caucasian guy, that it would be alright to use racial epithets around me, like the n-word, f***ing Mexicans and so on. I find that really offensive. I mentioned to him that my brother-in-law is black, hoping he would get a clue. I didn't mention to him that I prefer the company of the f***ing Mexicans I know to his, but I could have. I work with people of various races every day, and I can't imagine feeling superior to all of them, or disliking them because they have a different skin color. What is the point? I think that in the USA, you have the right to hate people if you want to, for whatever stupid reason you like. But if you share these views with me, you'll quickly find out that I see things differently. On one job, this guy asked me about some issues directly relating to the ethnic background of the homeowner. My answer was, "The way I see it, these are my customers, and I'm doing work for them. That's about it." He still didn't get it. Hard to believe this is the 21st century.