Can making one bad joke with a racial implication be grounds for racial harrassment?
My daughter who is in college had been accused by a girl in the dorm she lives in of racial harrassment. My daughter made an off handed joke at 2 am by carrying another girl from the room of the person who is claiming racial harrassment. As she carried the other girl from the room she made a joke saying "what am I your Mexican?" The accuser happens to be Mexican. The joke was in bad taste but not directed to the other girl.
1 Answer from Attorneys
The bad joke may be the final event given rise to a period of racial/nationality tension.