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  •  I will say this (1+ / 0-)
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    I believe there are quite a few examples of "Christian Privilege" that are akin to White Privilege. Stores being closed on Sundays, for example, which is a hardship for observant Jews who can't shop on Saturday.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 06:54:56 AM PDT

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    •  yes, absolutely. (0+ / 0-)

      When I was in elementary school, Sunday closings were common.   I had a couple of Jewish friends, & when they said their day of observance is Saturday, I put two + two together and asked about that.  They said they figured out other ways to do their shopping and so on.  

      But it stuck in my craw, as in, "that's not fair."  And, "Jewish store owners should be able to follow their own beliefs."  

      Even kids can figure that out.

      We got the future back. Uh-oh.

      by G2geek on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 07:49:39 AM PDT

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      •  Yup ... (1+ / 0-)
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        and then there's the fact Christmas is usually automatically given as a paid holiday by employers, while Jewish employees have to use their vacation time to observe the High Holidays.

        "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

        by TLS66 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 08:22:04 AM PDT

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        •  if you don't mind me saying this, "Oy Vey!" (0+ / 0-)

          Holy cow, the subtle pervasive forms of prejudice just never fail to amaze me.  It's as if there's a mass pandemic of low-level sadism going on, and it's never stopped.

          If this stuff is still going on anywhere, there ought to be some really serious lawsuits over religious discrimination.  Understood it's hazardous for employees to bring lawsuits, but perhaps there's some way to do a many-to-many class action or something?, just seeking declaratory judgements.

          The companies that are my clients (San Francisco Bay Area) usually do things such that everyone gets their own particular holidays off, and people work on each others' holidays.

          I can't imagine it's terribly difficult to do that, with databases for scheduling holidays: just input everyone's preferences and the computer spits out the work schedules.  

          We got the future back. Uh-oh.

          by G2geek on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 10:36:08 AM PDT

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