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Was It right for waiter to ask for proof of residency for 4 Latina women?

  1. ?13 votes
    1. Yes - it was right
    2. No - it was wrong


  • inc4tinc4t 128 Pts
    That is wrong, and the restaurant was right to ultimately fire the waiter. That is a form or racial profiling. Just because they are Latino, doesnt make it okay to ask for their documents.
  • From Yelp reviews of this restaurant

    We are deeply saddened by this guest’s experience and have made the decision to terminate the employee in question. This type of behavior is not representative of the Saint Marc brand and it will not be tolerated. We have established our restaurant in a wonderfully diverse community and intend to uphold our standards of universal acceptance. The views of our former employee are not in line with that of Saint Marc, nor will we allow any current or future employee to treat any guests this way in our establishment. We appreciate you voicing your concern and allowing us to resolve this issue with the help of the community, and we’re deeply apologetic to anyone affected. 

    Sincerely and apologetically, The Saint Marc team
  • VaulkVaulk 199 Pts
    I'm afraid I fail to see how this is an issue of Racial Profiling.  Granted I'd concede that it certainly wasn't his place to ask...but asking to see someone's ID is not a crime, nor is it reprehensible under any law or statute.  I'd pose to inc4t: How is this racial profiling?  As far as I know, Latino is not a race.  The United States Census Bureau uses the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino to refer to "a person of Dominican, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.  "REGARDLESS" of race means that Race is completely and totally irrelevant to being Latino.  So unless you're trying to say that ALL Latinos are one race (Which would be Racial Prejudice), then I'm afraid I cannot see much of a point in claiming that this waiter is guilty of "Racial Profiling".
  • Yes, it wasn't his place to ask, but it's also not racial profiling.
  • agsragsr 489 PtsPremium Member
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    I also agree with @natbarons . It was wrong, but not really racial profiling 
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  • No, and I have a feeling people may blame this act on Trump and his some what rasdical beliefs. Trump shouldn't be blamed. But this act should not have happened. It's simply an invasion of their privacy and wrong.
  • ale5ale5 129 PtsPremium Member
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    @Vaulk, IMHO, is absolutely an issue of racial profiling.  Notwithstanding the issue of technicality of Latino/Mexicans being a "race", it was very obvious that they are Mexicans and discriminated against by the restaurant. I just don't want us to hold up a technicality to deny racial profiling for a clear cut discrimination case.
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  • randalrandal 59 Pts
    Yes, what's the issue? He had the right to ask, it was not an invasion of privacy. If anything, they should be deported. The waiter should be asking who's llegal and not. They want them to be able to pay their own bill.
  • VaulkVaulk 199 Pts
    I'm afraid in our touchy society of today's United States, the phrase "They were obviously Mexican" doesn't hold up.  The left-wing liberals have effectively created this problem during their crusade against racism (Which I still think is ridiculous).  Please understand that I acknowledge in full that what I'm about to talk about is clearly "Circular logic" of sorts, but I'm afraid this is the world we're living here it goes:

    How is it "obvious that they were Mexicans"?  I challenge you to NOT sound like a racist while answering this question truthfully lol.
  • This was very wrong. The waiter was clearly discriminating and is a racist do to what he did.
  • VaulkVaulk 199 Pts
    keuzle said:
    This was very wrong. The waiter was clearly discriminating and is a racist do to what he did.

    @keuzle Racist against what race?
  • No, that was too much to ask and possibly illegal. I do understand his point, but it was just too much and wrong.
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