All the ones since early November (the ones the media have bothered to pick up enough for most people to have heard about, I'm not omnescient) have been admitted by the people making the allegations to be fake or the law enforcement have found them to be so after investigating. With the exception of the chap tortured in Chicago.(Original post by WBZ144)
Refer to my previous point. What are you basing your claim on that they were all fake? Do you have evidence to support that? It's dishonest and very misleading, considering that some of them have video evidence and have resulted in arrests.
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"We don't tip black people" Black waitress told. watch
- 11-01-2017 20:13
(Original post by WBZ144)
- 11-01-2017 22:14
That's extremely inaccurate. Racism is rampant in Gulf Middle Eastern countries, yet racists over there have no problem with races they deem inferior serving their meals. Racists in America used to own slaves who they viewed as inferior. Those slaves would regularly cook and serve their food.
What you're saying makes sense and is quite true. In fact it wasn't unusual for black women to nurse the babies of their white owners. However, anyone who today is a true racist knows blacks are not inferior. In fact they are aware that any given individual that is black may make more money than them and may come from a higher social class than them. That's not what fuels todays' racist attitudes in my opinion. Today it's more like a, "separate but equal", type attitude as can be seen in current KKK literature. That's why I said those diners would probably have chosen another place to eat.
Regarding racism in general in the U.S. today .There is one institution in the U.S. where racism is institutionalized. That's in the prison system. In prison you are forced to choose sides according to color. The races do not mix. So many blacks and whites are effected by the penal system that it's no wonder to me that this prison mentality is not brought with them when they'er released. Millions of Americans are not effected by the prison system and this may be the reason for the apparent disconnect between those who see racism in almost everything and those who say they see almost no racism in society.Last edited by oldercon1953; 11-01-2017 at 22:26.
- 11-01-2017 22:33
Dumb question: is tipping not the norm in the U.K.?
- 11-01-2017 22:40
In the UK, we'll tip if it's a good service.
(Original post by jape)
- 11-01-2017 23:49
All the ones since early November (the ones the media have bothered to pick up enough for most people to have heard about, I'm not omnescient) have been admitted by the people making the allegations to be fake or the law enforcement have found them to be so after investigating. With the exception of the chap tortured in Chicago.Last edited by Eunomia; 11-01-2017 at 23:51.
(Original post by Dandaman1)
- 12-01-2017 01:05
In the international news-worthy incident, a black waitress in Virginia was allegedly left a note by customers saying they 'don't tip black people.'
Due to previous incidents similar to this which have (all?) been revealed as hoaxes in recent months (homophobic/racist cakes, receipts...), the BBC has made doubly sure to mention this in th- ...Ah, never mind.
Who's taking bets?
- 12-01-2017 09:06
The people who have questioned whether this is genuine have all questioned whether the waitress made it up. The other possibility is that the customers "made it up" i.e. It didn't represent their views but was done simply to provoke a reaction. You wouldn't have to write this on many receipts before someone noticed and took it to the media.
Were the customers also in the hospitality industry? There is an issue in the USA about black customers and tipping.
Was the note a reaction to this issue from someone in the same industry?
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