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Sunday, November 20, 2005

GUESS WHAT? YOU'RE RACIST IF YOU WANT TO HIRE PEOPLE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND

Do you prefer to be able to understand the people who work for you? What about the people at the check-out counter? What about the people at McDonalds? If you do, well that makes you a racist. From KGET-TV:
A California gardening company that advertised the fact that its employees speak English is being criticized as perpetuating racist stereotypes by activists in its community, according to KGET-TV.

The ad in question, published in the Bakersfield Californian, read: "having problems communicating with your current gardener?—Talk to us, we're English-speaking."
Oh God forbid that one wants to understand their employees.
Some readers agree while others disagree. Angie White says she’s had communication problems in the past.

“Well, in the same way that you're able to say you cater, that you advertise that you do speak Spanish, why can't you advertise to English speaking customers as well,” White said.

But Alicia Gonzalez is upset over the ad.

“It doesn't directly indicate a race, but I think it's pretty clear what they are trying to insinuate, so I just think that it's insensitive,” Gonzalez said.

Well Alicia, maybe if your fellow hispanics would make an active effort to assimilate into American culture, most importantly by learning to speak english, they wouldn't have to suffer from such a liability in hiring. I know I wouldn't hire someone I couldn't communicate with.

[HT: FoxNews Tongue Tied]

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