Last weekend we were in the city, in a restaurant for lunch. Roger went to wash his hands. A group of Black teenage boys sat down next to me. Oh, they were loud and silly as teenage boys can be! When a young man brought them each a glass of water, the one kid made a joke that it was nice to be waiting on by a "white boy"! They all made comments and laughed. (I don't think they really meant to be rude...they were just trying to be cool.) Anyway, I leaned over and tapped the speaker on the arm and told him that I thought the statement was not only rude but RACIST! He and his friends looked at me for a long moment and I thought "Oh oh, now what did I get myself into!". He looked up and went to the young waitor and they talked a few seconds. I could see everything was all right between them. When the young Black man came back, I told him that he had my respect. I don't think any adult had ever said that to him. He was amazed! And I was proud of him.