ASIAN VOICES 08/17/2018 11:58 am ET A Hooters executive said the customers who signed the receipt are now banned from the restaurant. By David Moye For years, Elina Blackstock dreamed of being a Hooters Girl ― even when she was growing up in Tokyo. “To me, my goal was to become a server, but I wasn’t confident,” the 22-year-old Blackstock told HuffPost. “I heard some good things about Hooters from a friend in Arizona and wanted to work there.” Blackstock moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, two years ago and finally got her chance to live the dream when the wing chain opened a location in her new hometown. But she says things took a turn Sunday afternoon after a customer wrote a racial slur on a $70 receipt. The note on the receipt read, “Get a different job,” and included the word, “jandice,” which Blackstock assumed was a misspelling of “jaundice,” a condition associated with a yellow … [Read more...] about Hooters Says It’s Banning Customers Who Waitress Says Wrote Racial Slur On Receipt
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POLITICS 08/16/2018 05:28 pm ET Updated 44 minutes ago More than one-quarter of white Americans say they've personally used the word in the past five years. By Ariel Edwards-Levy Republicans and Democrats disagree on a lot, but as recently as three years ago, members of both parties expressed almost identical views about white people using a racial slur for black people. Asked in a 2015 YouGov survey if white people using the “N-word” was ever acceptable, one-quarter of Americans of all races ― including 23 percent of Democrats, 25 percent of independents and 26 percent of Republicans ― said it was. That’s no longer the case, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. In the intervening years, tolerance for whites using the word has dropped among Democrats, and, to a lesser extent, among independents, even as Republicans’ responses remain largely unchanged. Eight percent of Democrats and 14 percent of independents now say … [Read more...] about Fewer Democrats Say It’s OK For Whites To Use The ‘N-Word.’ GOP Views Haven’t Changed.
Stephen Buel, the publisher of the East Bay Express resigned on Saturday for using a racial slur in the office. (East Bay Express Facebook ) The publisher of a weekly newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area reportedly stepped down Saturday after removing three blog posts using a racial slur in front of staff members when criticizing an article. Stephen Buel, 59, publisher of the Oakland-based East Bay Express, made the disparaging comment during a staff meeting, and at least two Express employees quit the paper in protest, the East Bay Times reported. He reportedly was referring to an article by former associate editor Azucena Rasilla that examined the use of the same racial slur by white people, according to the Daily Californian, the student-run newspaper of the University of California at Berkeley. Stephen Buel Resigns as Publisherhttps://t.co/mczX0G0IRU— East Bay Express (@EastBayExpress) July 14, 2018 “I said a couple of those words … [Read more...] about Publisher of California weekly newspaper resigns over use of racial slur: report
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The United States Naval Academy says it has dismissed a white midshipman for using a racial slur for African-Americans in online communications with other midshipmen.Jeff McFadden, an attorney for Midshipman 4th Class Ted Colter, tells The Capital the plebe was expelled Feb. 26 for unsatisfactory conduct and plans to appeal on grounds that the language is common to a "generation of street-tough teenagers" from Colter's home in the New York City borough of Queens.Academy spokesman Cmdr. David McKinney says the incident is the first in recent memory of a midshipman being dismissed for using a racial slur.McFadden provided a memo from academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter saying two midshipmen had filed complaints against Colter, who they say ignored their requests to stop using the slur word.___Information from: The Capital, http://www.capitalgazette.com/Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, … [Read more...] about US Naval Academy: Plebe expelled for using racial slur
Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 7:12 PM EST TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday. A video of the former student using the n-word multiple times went viral on Martin Luther King Day this past Monday, prompting a protest on UA's campus that was organized on Wednesday, CBS Birmingham affiliate WIAT reports.University President Stuart R. Bell called the videos "highly offensive and deeply hurtful," and said the student, Haley Barber, is "no longer enrolled here." "We hold our students to much higher standards, and we apologize to everyone who has seen the videos and been hurt by this hateful, ignorant and offensive behavior," Bell said in a statement. The videos, in which Barber repeatedly uses a racial slur for African-Americans, were first posted on a private Instagram account, but recordings of the posts became widely … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo University of Alabama student leaves school after video using racial slur goes viral