Protesting on Behalf of Vanity

So, from this report, the situation appears to be as follows: A bookstore/cafe serving Yale in New Haven is happy to hire immigrants and makes a point of helping them to learn English — a sure social and economic advantage.
However, when owner Charles Negaro made it company policy that English should be spoken in publicly accessible areas of the establishment, the Ivy League community rushed to illustrate its own vapidity. Ostensibly on behalf of the workers, people are protesting and boycotting the business that employs them.
I say “ostensibly” because the real motivation for such protest is the petulant vanity of people with too much time and too narrow a perspective.

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steadman
steadman
11 years ago

“I’m really appalled,” said Tim Stewart-Winter, a Yale lecturer. “As a New Haven resident and member of the Yale community, I think diversity is a strength of this country.”
How is diversity affected by speaking only english in front of customers? This yale professor falls into the same hole many leftists do, overt political correctness that affects common sense. If the owner refused to hire any hispanics, then yes something would be wrong. This isn’t the case. Justin hits the nail on the head when he ended his piece with “I say “ostensibly” because the real motivation for such protest is the petulant vanity of people with too much time and too narrow a perspective.” that about sums it all good.

OldTimeLefty
11 years ago

Speaking of narrow minds and vapid reporting: see this.

Trust Fox to distort. Trust the narrow minds at RAnchor Rising to soft-soap this one. The perpetrator is accused of a felony.
OldTimeLefty

Monique
Editor
11 years ago

“How is diversity affected by speaking only english in front of customers?”
It’s not.
Here’s a question. If this were a cafe in Chile, France or Japan and the owner insisted that only Spanish/French/Japanese be spoken in “publicly accessible areas of the establishment”, would these people be boycotting the establishment?

OldTimeLefty
11 years ago

Fair and Balanced??

or Bare and Valanced??
OldTimeLefty

BobN
BobN
11 years ago

So accusation equals guilt?
Only to a Lefty.

OldTimeLefty
11 years ago

BobN
How did you twist the phrase, “The perpetrator is accused of a felony” with a declaration of judgment? I can’t call it a leap of logic because there was none expressed in your comment.
OTL

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