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Hotel Owner Charged With Racism Toward Employees

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KevinmH9, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I didn't see this posted on either Sports and News or Anything Goes, so if this is a d_b, I apologize in advance.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33479833/ns/us_news-race_and_ethnicity?GT1=43001


     
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Re: Hotel Owner Charged With Racism Towards Employees

    1. "Towards" is not a word. Never has been. It's "toward."

    2. Just from reading the quoted passage I knew this idiot was from Texas. Clicked on the story and sure enough...
     
  3. McPoyle

    McPoyle Guest

    Re: Hotel Owner Charged With Racism Towards Employees

    Incorrect. True for us (journalists). Not true for everyone, especially Brits.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/towards
     
  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    My bad.

    My inner copy editor gets the shakes when I see "towards."
     
  5. McPoyle

    McPoyle Guest

    Ditto.
     
  6. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Maybe you need to direct your anger towards someone else.
     
  7. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Like that racist asshole hotel owner? For sure.

    (Thanks for changing the title.)
     
  8. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    I was just messing with you. I'm a smart Alec in real life, so sometimes it comes out in anonymous message boards, too.
     
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I've stayed in many a fleabag and never gave a shit if the cleaning lady or the dude at the desk was white, Latino, or Ukrainian.

    Now blood smears on the wall ... we have issues. (crossthread)
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    [​IMG]

    "DITTO....you provincial putz"
     
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I don't care if the hotel has staff speaking spanish, I mind when they can't speak English.

    I went to a hotel in South Padre, Texas (I know) and nobody spoke English. Not the maids, not the lady at the front desk, no one. It was a hassle.

    And I think the manager should be allowed to tell his employees to not speak Spanish. Dick move. But its his hotel. I don't see it as racist.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    What a fool. He buys a hotel in a primarily Hispanic town and discovers that the people speak SPANISH!

    Not only does this yokel not want his staff to speak Spanish in front of him -- he wants them to anglicize their names.

    Maybe he should learn to speak Spanish
     
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