Hexpane wrote:so where I work has a cafe (contracted out) and here in CA unlike my home town of Boston, there is some law that all food service must be staffed w/ 60% hispanics and a handful of chinese who don't talk to them. Fill out the rest w/ a few ex con serial killer looking white people who commute to SF from Reno every day and boom, full service bad food cafe.
Your hometown of Boston has a storied history of breeding racist assholes like yourself, Natty Dread.
How is anything
Hexpane wrote even remotely racist? What? Because he pointed out that there was a difference in race among the staff based on an ocular observance? That he's seen a common thread in the statistical diversity of the food service industry that he hasn't seen anywhere else?
Are you from a particularly integrated area? Would you say someone's racist if they noted that a particular eatery in, say, New York or LA was staffed by more black people than white people as opposed to eateries in maybe Tulsa or Santa Fe?
It's racist all of a sudden because he's noted what a particular racial demographic makeup was to help provide a backdrop to the story? Apparently, those of a Germanic descent, or a Polish descent, or a Lithuanian descent are known for their equal usage of phrases like "Papi".
There will always be noted differences in culture. Pointing them out without hinting at alienation, as done in Hexpane's story, is not
Or maybe I should shut up and eat some more potatoes on my break from shelele practice.