I've seen some posts about avoiding political discussions in the workplace, which I fully agree with. My question is what to do when a colleague or colleagues bring up politics consistently?
The comments aren't malicious and are primarily made in an attempt at humor, but in our current political environment it doesn't take much to create a negative response. There have also been instances of political apparel or paraphernalia being present on team video calls. No matter which side you're on I think it is inappropriate to bring into the workplace.
Do you think this is worth bringing to HR? Or a manager? Or keep my mouth shut and deal with it?