Hi Jake. Oh nothing. It's just the captain of my netball team. She keeps saying things like "Indian girls can't catch". She says she's only joking - and she is Sri Lankan - but it's making me hate going to training.
Hey Eve... are you ok?
Whoa Eve! That's so racist! No wonder you feel bad, especially since she's the captain of your team. Even if she's joking she needs to know that's not ok.
I think so too but I don't think she knows how much it hurts and I'm a bit afraid to approach her...
Wow. Would you do that for me Jake? Thank you. I think it will be ok if we talk to her together.
That's understandable. I think you need someone to go with you. I can come. If that doesn't work out we might have to report it to the school.
After the talk to Eve's netball captain...
Wow - that went way better than expected! She thought I'd take it as a joke because of her ethnic heritage. She didn't know how much it hurt.
Words can be very hurtful, and I don't blame you for being offended. I'm so glad it worked out well. But even if it didn't, you know you can count on your friends for support.
See you later Jake. Thanks for being awesome. I feel so much better.
Bye Eve! And if you get sick of netball, come and play soccer with me!