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JustBob November 4th, 2013 2:37pm

A family owned Irish food restaurant is looking to expand its operations yet keep its authentic image. A Chinese woman is filing a lawsuit after being turned down for not being Irish. Who should win the case?

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cowboy Doors of Perception
11/05/13 6:44 am

Fuck her. She's just looking for attention.

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Nirvanaadict Grungeopolis
11/04/13 3:41 pm

The govt can't tell a company, "this person has to work for you" it is the company's decision.

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JudyMill Living free
11/04/13 2:56 pm

English, Irish is corned beef and cabbage

dryanmorr
11/04/13 1:31 pm

I'll sue the Chinese restaurants for not hiring me a white man.

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dryanmorr
11/04/13 1:31 pm

But it's a private business and is trying to keep t authentic.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/04/13 11:27 am

Business should be allowed to do this.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
11/04/13 11:13 am

Irish. This type of discrimination is just fine with me.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/04/13 3:05 pm

Agree. Business owners should be able to hire and fire who they want.

Haplo2
11/04/13 10:43 am

White people have to hire Asian people if they can do the job just like Asian people have to hire white people if they can do the job. Not hiring based on race is both illegal and wrong. Racism plain and simple.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/04/13 11:27 am

But it should be legal

Haplo2
11/04/13 11:46 am

It used to be legal, but all of the non-white people who were regularly getting screwed decided they didn't like segregation and legal racism, so now we actually have intelligent laws that actually work on behalf of the citizens of the country.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/04/13 12:14 pm

Who they work for is subjective. Property owners have rights too, even if you don't like what they may do with them.

porkchop New Jersey
11/04/13 1:50 pm

No way. Are you dumb? Or just plain stupid?

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
11/04/13 10:24 am

Just like all the guy waiters at Hooters.

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rickvee Living the dream
11/04/13 10:23 am

As a PRIVATE company they don't need to give a reason they did or didn't hire someone as they have the right to hire whomever they please.

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ajpreyes Laveen
11/04/13 10:52 am

That's not true, but as a family establishment they have more leeway with hiring laws. Same with an apartment under 4 units where the owner & family live there.

rons screw politicians
11/04/13 10:06 am

The only condiment that improves Irish food is catsup!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/04/13 9:40 am

With the Chinese lady if she's fully qualified she should get the job. You know they do have Chinese people in Ireland don't you?

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rickvee Living the dream
11/04/13 10:21 am

Kinda like "black Irish"?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/04/13 10:41 am

I'm black Irish. One theory is, we are the tribe of Dan and Jewish. Another theory theory is this from the Spanish sailors washed ashore after the Spanish Armada.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/04/13 9:12 am

Same as when it was the other way around, although Ireland doesn't have the history of assimilation. If she was turned down because she is Chinese, she should win. If she was turned down because she doesn't speak or act Irish, Irish should win.

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theotherguy44 Iowa City, Ia
11/04/13 8:56 am

remember when this question was flipped around with the Chinese restaurant instead of an Irish one? I remember the results being a little more one sided

kougrakub
11/04/13 7:49 am

I'm curious to know what kind of food there is at an Irish restaurant.

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MrMilkdud
11/04/13 7:52 am

There are a number if Irish bars around here that also have some Irish foods on their menu- been a while since I've been to one.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 7:55 am

Mmm, Irish nachos are sooo good

MrMilkdud
11/04/13 8:07 am

I'm not sure Irish nachos are really traditional Irish food- green beer is, though.

MrMilkdud
11/04/13 8:12 am

They make then here with corned beef and sausage- they are really good

XercesBlue ...
11/04/13 7:48 am

If they made the mistake of telling the person that was the reason, idk what to say. Race is a discriminatory factor. If you want all Irish workers, you have to give a better reason to turn a worker away.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 7:40 am

This was asked a few days ago with the ethnicities switched, is anyone else curious to see the difference?

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 8:00 am

I am really surprised at the results, telling an applicant that you can't work here solely because you are not the right race, is a direct violation of the EEOC. Makes me wonder why some reasons are acceptable and some aren't.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 8:01 am

Say a law firm that has been all white for 80 years an don't want to break tradition. What is racial discrimination protection supposed to protect?

Haplo2
11/04/13 10:35 am

It's supposed to protect everyone who isn't white. That's the entire point, preventing racial discrimination.

Haplo2
11/04/13 1:08 pm

Why is what? Why is racial discrimination illegal? Why does the law actively prevent racism from preventing people from having opportunities exactly the same as others? I don't understand your question.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 1:14 pm

I guess the way I read your statement, it sounded like you will be protected from racial discrimination depending on what race you are. And if so, isn't that in and of itself, racial discrimination?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 1:20 pm

So my question is, why, if our goal is equality, protect only the non white?

Haplo2
11/04/13 1:23 pm

Your example specifically said a law firm of only white people wanting to stay only white for that dangerous word "tradition", and asked who the law was supposed to protect. The answer there is everyone who couldn't be hired, i.e. not-white.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 1:31 pm

Ah got it, thought you were talking in general.

Happy Hong Kong
11/06/13 1:02 am

I think that was my question.