Suit: Phrase Mocking Asians on NJ CVS Photo Tix – Yahoo! Finance.
One way (and many people would say the only way) to teach people that racism is wrong is to sue them when they break the way – because discrimination and racism are illegal. Right?
It may not be illegal to misspell an Asian woman’s name as “Ching Chong,” but it’s easy to see how it could be embarrassing and humiliating. So…if the woman is able to sue the store in question or chain for calling her by a racial epithet she should in my view do so.
What do you think?
Courtesy of HispanicallySpeakingNews.com:
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the killing of Mollie Judith Olgin and the attempted homicide of her partner Mary Christine Chapa, 19 years old and 18 years old in Texas.
vigil for Mollie Judith Olgin (murdered) and Mary Kristene Chapa (intensive care) : jane warner plaza, castro, san francisco (2012) (Photo credit: torbakhopper)
On June 22, 2012 close to midnight both of them were shot in the head in a park in Portland, Texas. They lay in knee-deep grass for nine hours before being discovered by visitors to the park. Mollie Judith Olgin died and Mary Christine Chapa was hospitalized and following surgery she is in serious but stable condition.
The authorities have reportedly stated that they do not believe this was a random attack, and have indicated that this crime has some of the earmarks of a targeted attack.
The Inter-American Commission urges the State to conduct an investigation that takes into account whether this murder was committed because of the gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation of the victim.
The Commission notes that problems exist in the investigation of those crimes, which involve, in part, failures to open lines of investigation into whether the crime was committed by reason of the victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation.
Oh, now, not our darling brothers and sisters across the pond in the United Kingdom! They can’t be racist, too, can they?
An attempt at a discrimination graphic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Pale, ghostly white people with no facial features and rounded shoulders need not apply!
Afraid so, at least according to a Jobs Editor, Louisa Peacock, of The Telegraph, who cites a report from a charity called Race for Opportunity.
According to the report, minorities are not only racing for opportunity, their tripping over the bodies of those who have tried to come before them and being blocked from crossing the finish line by their lighter-skinned fellow job hunters.
Here’s a link to the article referencing the report, if you are so inclined: