Some scoff at questions about fair practice.
Their response is less respectful than it could be.
Yet if we don't ask about fair practice, will fair practice persist.
To dismiss or pay little attention to questions of fairness and justice could be thought of as a threat of sorts. When simply asking a question about fairness, to be met with short answer and a less than positive attitude, makes one think, "Am I going to reap repercussions for asking a question about fair treatment and practice."
This has happened to me over time in some places. When asking to find out about a question where fairness seems to be an issue, I have been met with negativity and somewhat threatening remarks.
I want to learn more about this.
Why are my questions met with this response?
How can I understand this issue with respect, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity to all parties?
What do you think? I look forward to your thoughts.