by the way... i'm marielle.
Michael: works in the electronics and gaming section, gets yelled at occasionally for playing the games but claims he’s “demonstrating” how they work.
Calum: works in clothing, complimenting customers on their choices with a smile.
Luke: the cashier who’s always busy because all the teenage girls insist on going into his line even when there are open registers available.
Ashton: supervisor who makes sure that Michael doesn’t get fired but also occasionally works in Toys.
Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.