Avoiding Prejudicial Parents
My brother Jared is gay. He is also incredibly compassionate, intelligent, very moral but still fun-loving, and one of the best people I know. He is truly my best friend. I have been a nanny for 11 years. When I go on nanny interviews, I try to get a feel for any prejudice. I am female and white (also bi, but I usually don't mention it), so it is hard to tell sometimes. I have always hated prejudice of any kind, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, it all pisses me off. Therefore, I could not deal with working for prejudiced people. How could I support myself with money from racists? How could I look an anti-Semite in the face every day? I could not possibly deal with hearing gay jokes or derogatory comments. My question is, what is an appropriate way to bring this up? Do I mention it in an interview, or wait until a job is offered? Should I tell them that I am bi and my brother is gay? So many people get awkward about things, and I want to make it clear that people's differences are not a big deal to me, but hating them for their differences is a HUGE deal. I don't usually mention that I am bi because I feel like it is irrelevant to childcare, NOT because I am ashamed. Any advice?
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