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  •  I never even understood how that sort of shit (0+ / 0-)

    becomes a system wide problem. One racist prick at one location I can see happening, that's an isolated incident. But how on earth does it become a problem across the country? Did corporate training manuals and memos passed down to managers really say "Make black people wait longer for their tables and food" or something like that?

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 09:45:16 PM PDT

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    •  Like calls to like (0+ / 0-)

      It's top down racism. The owner of the company looks for managers who are racist, who look for employees who are racist, etc.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 09:55:00 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, if racism is common (1+ / 0-)
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      it should not be surprising that it would crop up in lots of places, especially when that kind of thing is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Consider the proportion of red state voters whose blood pressure jumps 50 points when they hear Obama's name--you really think they have to be ordered to prefer white customers?

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 09:12:16 AM PDT

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