Steven Ambrose· Registered
I tend to ignore the racist attitudes. Homophobia is a different story. I had a late night trip where they were dropping f word for gay men and the d word for lesbians. After 5 minutes, I just finally stated "Gentlemen, I take it you have been drinking tonight". They all stated they were. I continue to engage them by completely changing the subject. At that point I was able de-escalate them. My natural reaction was to tell them to get out of my car, but that would not have helped anyone and may have caused the situation to escalate more.