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Building Bridges, the National Edition
with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
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Restaurant Labor Leader Responds to Paula Deen Controversy:
For Restaurant Workers Discrimination Is As American As Apple Pie
with
Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Restaurant
Opportunities Centers United, Director of the Food Labor Research
Center at U.C. Berkeley, author Behind the Kitchen Door

Lisa Jackson who sued Paula Deen, said that her “lawsuit has never
been about the "N-word,”  its purpose was “to address Deen’s patterns
of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior.”  
The former manager at Deen’s restaurant Uncle Bubba's Seafood and
Oyster House, sued Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers saying that the
work environment was rife with discrimination, and she could no longer
tolerate Deen’s abuse of power as an owner, nor Mr. Hier’s despicable
behavior routinely.  Unfortunately, the revelations about  Deen's treatment
of workers of color is neither new or unique in the restaurant industry.
More than a third of all workers of color, when surveyed reported
experiencing discriminatory treatment on the basis of race, including
verbal abuse, being passed over  a promotion, racial epithets, and more.
This treatment has real impact for the lives of workers and their families -
because they have been discriminated against, workers of color are
segregated into the industry's lowest-paying positions and segments
(e.g. fast food rather than fine dining). Saru Jayaraman takes us Behind
The Kitchen Door to expose the extensive discrimination and hardships
of restaurant workers.
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