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Originally posted by mikellmikell
Bob Evans kept putting me by the restrooms. I'm just a single white guy. The first time it was no big deal. The second time I said i didn't want to sit there and they moved me 2 tables away and I realized all the men were in this area and all the women and families were up front by the windows. The third time when they headed me twards the restrooms I asked out loud why all the men were getting put back there and everybody looked around and realized it was true. I walked up front and sat by the window. The manager asked me to leave and I called the police and filed a discrimination report with them and the company. Nothing ever came of and today we went there for the first time in a year or 2 and sure enough she made a left turn for the restrooms we turned right and sat by the windows. The manager came and asked what the problem was and I flat told him. He turned around and walked away. We were never served.My partner today was my lawyer. Cha Ching!!
Originally posted by EyesWideShut
Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
I'm upset that the vast majority didn't step in and help their fellow woman
Ok...but I would guess that far fewer than 20% would step in if it were, for example, a white teenage boy being frisked. I'm guessing a lot of those who stepped in to defend her did so solely because she was a black woman.
I wouldn't expect 20% of people to come to my rescue if I were the one being asked to leave.
The fact that you people are upset that she didn't get better treatment when she received treatment far better than I could expect in the same circumsances, honestly...annoys me.
You're missing the point, You wouldn't get that treatment because you're white. This thing was based solely because of race. Maybe I'm off but I've NEVER heard of any WHITE person being kicked out of a place and frisked because they were white.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Originally posted by LordBucket
This was a social experiment to see how many people would rush to the aid of blacks.
I'm going to have to agree with whomever said that you're missing the point. This woman was a PERSON being treated wrongly. Because she was black, 80% of the observers ignored it, either not wanting to get involved or thinking she deserved it. To be fair, they should have done the same experiment with a white person for comparison.
I'm really sad that you feel the way you do and saddened further to see that many agree with you. If anyone claims that racism is over now that Obama's been elected, I have only to point them to this thread.
I'll not try to explain further, because I am certain it would be a waste of my time.
Originally posted by magnetik
Ive been followed, pulled over, attacked, cursed out, threatened, arrested(for riding a bike at night on the sidewalk), denied jobs, etc because im black. I dont cry about it i understand its the nature of the beast
I do not see how you can make claims of racism being alive and well because of what happened in this experiment.
How does not getting involved in somebody else's business make one racist? Why were there only white customers around? Why were all the staff members white?
Sorry but this is blatant propaganda designed to demonize white people and blame them for all the ills non-whites face in today's world. The conclusions reached by those conducting this experiment are ridiculous to say the least.