I visited a friend, she had a new roommate. The roommate happened to be a coworker I had met before. My friend had stepped away for a bit and the roommate asked who else I had met from their workplace. Going through the names, I got to one I couldn't remember, a sheboon. I tell her "The black one," and she looks at me with the most shocked and frightened look ever - for a reason I still can't figure out.
"I'm sorry, we don't have any people of color working at our company."
Now, this was not true, I had met the sheboon on multiple occasions and she was a straight-up stereotype. I was confused and thought the roommate was offended that I had pointed out their racial background, given her look. She continues to list names until reaching the sheboon and I say, "Yes, her. She's black."
The roommate says, "What? Really?" and furrows her brow in thought. After a moment of silence, she says, "I guess I had never noticed that about her. She's just, her."