girty1600 Posted January 19, 2005 #101 Share Posted January 19, 2005 While I don't share the same enthusiasm as others in this thread, I will say I agree with most of you on some level. First, I must ask the following questions. Was a US marine "snubbed" at a convenient store? All evidence says yes, it happened. Was the person doing the snubbing of Arabic decent and did he admit guilt? Yes, and not quite. The man was immediately terminated but guilt was only implied. Was this an isolated incident? Yes, it appears so. We could all give personal accounts of this person of that race doing something to some one else of some other race but that is why it is a personal experience. Was the family of the marine outraged by the act? Yes, yes they were and rightfully so. When a certain person or business wrongs someone in my family, you can bet I am not going to forget any time soon. Is the on-going protest of the store, even though the man was fired, reasonable? No, I don't think so. The owner/manager of the store in question acted quickly to rectify the situation. The actions of one person does not represent an entire company and its ideals. Is the discussion of this isolated incident pointless? Again, no I don't think so. The more we talk about such things the more open-minded we are apt to be. Those questions being asked and answered, I deduce the following. What that man did was wrong, not only from a social standpoint but moral and business as well. The sister writing the original email was justified though the result was anti-productive in my opinion. The story was told but drove a wedge further between American ethnic communities. The owner of the store did the right thing by terminating the man in question and that should be enough to stop the protests! I am not a big fan of protest because there are better things to do with your time (again, in my opinion). Sorry to get back on topic, I know Mecca was being discussed here but isn't there another thread for that? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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