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2013-07-10 12:20:09 AM

penthesilea: The English Major: AverageAmericanGuy: The Southern Dandy: Every Mexican I've ever met eats tacos.

This is because tacos are delicious.

Cheeseburgers are better and less messy. And you can put bacon, tomato, and guacamole on a burger too.

I know you're 1/2 white and all, but there is no excuse for preferring cheeseburgers to tacos.
I will accept liking burritos over tacos.  Burritos are damn tasty.

/dammit
//now I'm hungry


How about tamales?  A tamale cooked in a corn husk with right ratio of masa to meat is a work of culinary perfection.
 
2013-07-10 12:25:45 AM
Fuggin Bizzy:

For the most part, you can avoid alienating your staff just by being a decent human being. I manage by one cardinal rule: "Don't be a dick," and I daresay I'm a better people manager than most of the ones that read the how-to-manage books and go to seminars.

Like this. This is a good example. Good food is universally appreciated, regardless of its ethnic origin. Plus, taking the time to think "Hey, my crew's working on a Sunday, and I bet they're hungry" shows you're thinking about their humanity rather than their ethnicity.

People work harder and are more loyal when they like their manager. (Got that from a seminar, booyah!)


I worked a job for a couple of years where I was the supervisor of a foreign crew (Thais in this case).
Those dudes busted their ass every single day, and I treated them with a lot of respect, because without them, my job would have been a hell of a lot harder than it was.

There were some other American supervisors in other areas that would come to me and the American supervisors of similarly hard working crews, and bemoan the fact that their guys didn't listen, didn't work as hard, and weren't as respectful toward them as our guys were. You could never drill it into those guys' heads that when you treat your subordinates like they are a bunch of dumbasses, and treat them like shiat every day, they aren't going to do a very good job, just like -you- probably wouldn't be well motivated if your boss was an asshole.

Sadly, they never did get it, and usually they (the supervisor) would end up getting canned because their department had gone to hell.
 
2013-07-10 12:27:21 AM

eddiesocket: the801: how many Hispanic people of working age in California have never had a taco? sure, not all of them eat tacos, i think we're taking the whole respecting diversity thing when we have to worry about hurting the feelings of the non-taco-eating 0.01%.

Holy shiat. The point that you seemed to have missed by 40 miles or so, is that comments on what Mexicans wear, eat, or how smart they are, aren't appropriate in a workplace manual.


Thank you, THIS. If this type of thing actually needs to be EXPLAINED in a company manual, the people it was intended for are obviously too stupid to live, and should be wheeled out to the parking lot and euthanized right after the job interview.
I'm wondering whose bright farking idea this was.
 
2013-07-10 12:36:36 AM
Holy hell. And there are (white) people in the THREAD defending this shiat.

Ima4nic8or: Folks are too damn sensitive and PC these days


This is code for "It upsets me when people point out that I'm a racist asshole".

Ima4nic8or: a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.


The fact that management thought this needed to be said is terrifying. I'd say just fire the hell out of everyone who didn't already know that.

Pray 4 Mojo: Those are compliments.


There is no good use for racial stereotypes. There just isn't.
 
2013-07-10 12:39:14 AM

KimNorth: Ice NEVER EVER deports the mother illegal


"The mother illegal". Holy shiat, bro, the phrasing doesn't get much more dehumanizing than that.
 
2013-07-10 12:39:27 AM
Damn it.  Now I want some tacos.
 
2013-07-10 12:40:52 AM

gfid: But I did work one place that hung up a lot of anti-harassment posters all over the walls and I asked my boss (who was of Mexican descent) why all of them depicted white managers abusing minorities.


"Blah blah blah harassment suits and employment discrimination, whatever, I'm more interested in how this makes WHITE MANAGEMENT look."
 
2013-07-10 12:42:37 AM

wambu: Cantankerous Gnome: [img152.imageshack.us image 766x766]
/oblig

WTF did ou find that?


On the internet. . .its been around since I was in HS, and I'm pushing 30.
 
2013-07-10 12:45:28 AM

NDP2: penthesilea: The English Major: AverageAmericanGuy: The Southern Dandy: Every Mexican I've ever met eats tacos.

This is because tacos are delicious.

Cheeseburgers are better and less messy. And you can put bacon, tomato, and guacamole on a burger too.

I know you're 1/2 white and all, but there is no excuse for preferring cheeseburgers to tacos.
I will accept liking burritos over tacos.  Burritos are damn tasty.

/dammit
//now I'm hungry

How about tamales?  A tamale cooked in a corn husk with right ratio of masa to meat is a work of culinary perfection.


Damn right it is.  Sweet tamales too.
 
2013-07-10 12:49:36 AM
"Not all Mexican wear sombreros or eat tacos ..."

Is it a factual statement or not?

Yes. Yes it is.
 
2013-07-10 12:50:36 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Satanic_Hamster: tentaculistic: HotWingAgenda: Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.

I've never eaten a Jewish taco.

No?  You're missing out.  It's so good when the hummus is melting all over the hot falafel, and dripping off the pita.  Yuuuuummmm!

I ate a Jewish girl's taco once.

And you know, that raises the question.  Is cock Kosher?


Only if it's circumcised.
 
2013-07-10 12:51:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I spent a day at Disneyland's new California Adventure and was surprised at how many cars with Mexican plates were in the parking garage. These weren't the beater Toyota Hiluxes I was used to. I'm talking just normal cars from Corollas through Lexuses. Just a normal variation of cars, but having Mexican plates.


Apparently, they've run out of mid-70's Monte Carlos
 
2013-07-10 01:01:26 AM

The Southern Dandy: cardex: fusillade762: Pray 4 Mojo: "Only a 'wetback' can work this hard," and "You got to be Mexican to work like this,"

Those are compliments.

/Calmate Francis.

Only an Asian can do math this well.

The best lawyers are Jews.

The Irish have an amazing tolerance for alcohol.

Am I doing it right?

As someone that worked for one of the cell providers billing departments I can say with 100% certainty the part about Asians being good at math is a myth, every day I would get calls from a old chineese woman that starts out with why my bill soooooo high then I had to spend 45 min explaneing 1+1=2

Did you teach her that .002 dollar equals .002 cents ?


LOL!
 
2013-07-10 01:03:42 AM

JasonOfOrillia: eddiesocket: JasonOfOrillia: Hey Subby, maybe this is important information for your managers to know no matter who you hire?

Ooh, please explain further. Why do mangers need to know these things? And why wouldn't they already know them?

Maybe they need to know this so they don't alienate their staff.  Maybe they don't know it because they're ignorant.  You shouldn't assume that everyone is as worldly and well-read as you obviously are.


And yet they hold managerial positions, positions of (little) authority, but authority nonetheless. You mean to tell me they are no more intelligent or knowledgeable about the world than the $8.00 an hour checkout gimp?

I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you.

The interwebs, our education system, and life in general has failed them. We are all doomed.

But here's the question... if they have so little access to information, then how would they assume that all people of Mexican ancestry eat tacos, wear sombreros, and speak no english? Where did they get that information from?
 
2013-07-10 01:07:24 AM
No clever name here just move along:   That is NOT mariachi. It is Norteño/tejaño and that particular songis a narco corrido.
THIS is Mariachi ----  as good as it gets, live in Guadalajara <3


Interesting.  Did not know that.
 
2013-07-10 01:30:14 AM
According to the lawsuit filed in Yolo County, California, Target's "multi-cultural tips" teach predominantly Caucasian managers that not all Hispanic employees are cultural stereotypes who eat tacos and like salsa music.

I wasn't going to be a total racist dickbag, but then I figured... YOLO!
 
2013-07-10 01:40:02 AM

HotWingAgenda: Bonzo_1116: haven't eaten a taco....of any race or creed.

I've never eaten a Jewish taco.


Those are the ones with the ends clipped off.
 
2013-07-10 02:20:00 AM

NDP2: penthesilea: The English Major: AverageAmericanGuy: The Southern Dandy: Every Mexican I've ever met eats tacos.

This is because tacos are delicious.

Cheeseburgers are better and less messy. And you can put bacon, tomato, and guacamole on a burger too.

I know you're 1/2 white and all, but there is no excuse for preferring cheeseburgers to tacos.
I will accept liking burritos over tacos.  Burritos are damn tasty.

/dammit
//now I'm hungry

How about tamales?  A tamale cooked in a corn husk with right ratio of masa to meat is a work of culinary perfection.


I was at my local farmer's market on July 4th and I had skipped breakfast so I was eager to eat.  One lady was selling pork tamales for $2 per, or $18 a dozen.  She said they were made with a slow braised shoulder roast.  I tried one and it was fantastic.  Almost too much meat for the masa, but I couldn't complain.  I didn't buy a dozen because I wouldn't have made it home with more than a few.  Another booth had some nice fried boudin too.  Better eats there than the state fair.
 
2013-07-10 02:47:47 AM
You know what? I'm pretty sure all Mexicans DO eat tacos, because tacos are farking delicious. I'm pretty sure all AMERICANS eat tacos.
 
2013-07-10 03:01:59 AM

JonZoidberg: NDP2: penthesilea: The English Major: AverageAmericanGuy: The Southern Dandy: Every Mexican I've ever met eats tacos.

This is because tacos are delicious.

Cheeseburgers are better and less messy. And you can put bacon, tomato, and guacamole on a burger too.

I know you're 1/2 white and all, but there is no excuse for preferring cheeseburgers to tacos.
I will accept liking burritos over tacos.  Burritos are damn tasty.

/dammit
//now I'm hungry

How about tamales?  A tamale cooked in a corn husk with right ratio of masa to meat is a work of culinary perfection.

I was at my local farmer's market on July 4th and I had skipped breakfast so I was eager to eat.  One lady was selling pork tamales for $2 per, or $18 a dozen.  She said they were made with a slow braised shoulder roast.  I tried one and it was fantastic.  Almost too much meat for the masa, but I couldn't complain.  I didn't buy a dozen because I wouldn't have made it home with more than a few.  Another booth had some nice fried boudin too.  Better eats there than the state fair.


One of my neighbors when I was growing up made the most awesome shredded beef finger tamales whenever we had a block party.  Very nice balance of meat to masa.  I miss those.
 
2013-07-10 03:07:51 AM

JasonOfOrillia: eddiesocket: JasonOfOrillia: Hey Subby, maybe this is important information for your managers to know no matter who you hire?

Ooh, please explain further. Why do mangers need to know these things? And why wouldn't they already know them?

Maybe they need to know this so they don't alienate their staff.  Maybe they don't know it because they're ignorant.  You shouldn't assume that everyone is as worldly and well-read as you obviously are.


A) It is not necessary that one be "worldly" to know that most Mexicans don't wear sombreros. It simply requires having eyes.
B) you failed completely to come up with a scenario where a manager would need this info, even allowing for the extremely unlikely circumstance that they wouldn't already know these very basic things. And no, fear that a manager might say "so, you guys all like salsa music, right?" isn't adequate.
C) you neatly avoided all reference to the fact that the manual flat-out says Mexicans are dumber than Cubans.
 
2013-07-10 03:10:36 AM

Ima4nic8or: Folks are too damn sensitive and PC these days.  Most of the advice is spot on.  My take:

a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.
b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;
              Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.
c. Dress: not everyone wears a sombrero;
Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.
d. Mexicans (lower education level, some may be undocumented);
              I am not sure if the lower education level is true and I would ask; lower education level compared to whom?  I would assume white Americans is the intent.  If that is the case I suspect it is demonstrably true.  True or not, all one would have to do is compare the average education level of Mexicans and whatever the comparison group is to establish whether or not it is a fact.  Either way, nothing to be offended by.  Just ask them to fill in the missing info and get the data to establish the facts.  "Some may be undocumented" is a simple statement of fact. That statement applies to damn near any group.
e. Cubans (Political refugees, legal status, higher education level); and
              I know next to nothing about Cubans but the "political refugees" statement seems to need some qualification.  Such as "may" be political refugees. "May" have legal status.  I would also ask "higher education level" compared to whom?  Whites? Mexicans?  Whatever the case its nothing to get pissy about.  Just ask them to clarify then seek data to find out if it is true before you challenge it.
f. They may say 'OK, OK' and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face.
              Simple fact in terms of the pretending to understand part. Nothing to be offended by. The key word here is "may". Unless you can tell me no Mexican has ever done that then this is a simple statement of fact. I have actually experienced this one first hand on a several occasions from individuals from several different ethnic groups. Assuming it is done "just to save face" is a bit of a leap and I wonder how the author established this as the motivation, however, it may be true.


What you should be focusing on is why the thing was written in the first place, not whether or not it's true.
 
2013-07-10 03:29:20 AM
Goddammit, I really, really want tacos.
 
2013-07-10 03:36:47 AM

eddiesocket: the manual flat-out says Mexicans are dumber than Cubans.


No.  It says they are less educated.  There's a huge difference.
 
2013-07-10 03:53:24 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: "Working like a Mexican" is a huge testament to the work ethic of Mexicans. Getting past the stereotypes is a huge step, which Target seems to be doing a piss poor job at.


I spent a day at Disneyland's new California Adventure and was surprised at how many cars with Mexican plates were in the parking garage. These weren't the beater Toyota Hiluxes I was used to. I'm talking just normal cars from Corollas through Lexuses. Just a normal variation of cars, but having Mexican plates.

Then heading into the park I heard Mexican spoke all around me. I'm so used to the stereotype of the "Mexican dishwasher" and "Mexican landscaper" that I was truly taken aback when I saw normal families walking along dressed like any other park attendee.

It was so far from what I had predisposed myself to thinking. These people were just like us! After years of living in the U.S., I never would have thought that a visit to Disneyland would change everything I knew about Mexicans. These were families with kids, just like mine, who traveled across the border, like I did, to enjoy the sites and culture of the country across the way.

I sat down and wept into my hands. The experience was overwhelming. Who was I to judge these people? Are they not my guests in this country? They come not to take my job or to siphon money back to their families, but to just spend a day here and enjoy what we had to offer in the very same way that I've spent a day in Canada enjoying their country.

It gave me a new respect for these people. I vowed on that day that I would never look at a Mexican as a usurper of American jobs and services but as a fellow human being who in different circumstances could have been my neighbor. Indeed, in a deep and profound way he is my neighbor.


Was this a joke?
 
2013-07-10 03:53:43 AM
"f. They may say 'OK, OK' and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face"

I used to take night calls at help desk for a major hotelier.  I always assumed it was a trait of female night auditors to say "ok, ok" when they meant "what?" or "yes" when they meant "no", but now that the article mentions it, most of the night auditors WERE Mexican.

/ the article has made me racist.  THANKS OBAMA.
 
2013-07-10 03:57:31 AM

eddiesocket: What you should be focusing on is why the thing was written in the first place, not whether or not it's true.


If I were a Target manager, or even just a checkout drone, I would be insulted that the corporate office thought that I was too stupid to know these things.
The problem with Ima4nic8or's "defense", "analysis", or "wharrgarble" is that the people for whom these "facts" are written have to be told these things. That's what makes it offensive... the idea that 'muricans are this stupid.
 
2013-07-10 04:01:57 AM

I sound fat: "f. They may say 'OK, OK' and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face"

I used to take night calls at help desk for a major hotelier.  I always assumed it was a trait of female night auditors to say "ok, ok" when they meant "what?" or "yes" when they meant "no", but now that the article mentions it, most of the night auditors WERE Mexican.

/ the article has made me racist.  THANKS OBAMA.


Borrowing shamelessly from another thread, many Europeans who don't speak English have a brilliant strategy of waiting for the American to stop talking at them, smiling and saying "No problem," and the American magically gets all happy and leaves them alone.
 
2013-07-10 04:13:42 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com
/Flojo
 
2013-07-10 04:36:45 AM
So this still doesn't answer the question, is it "racist" to say unflattering things about Americans as a group?  Or is it only "racist" when it's Mexicans, Irish, Italians, Dutch, Chinese, Iranians.....or basically any other nation on earth?
 
2013-07-10 05:49:36 AM

ThrobblefootSpectre: So this still doesn't answer the question, is it "racist" to say unflattering things about Americans as a group?  Or is it only "racist" when it's Mexicans, Irish, Italians, Dutch, Chinese, Iranians.....or basically any other nation on earth?


neither.  statist, xenophobic, but not racist.

however, it would be racist if you are using the term "americans" to denote "caucasians", which would be stupid, but would be the analogy to the mexican=racist thing.
 
2013-07-10 05:58:06 AM

Ima4nic8or: f. They may say 'OK, OK' and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face.
Simple fact in terms of the pretending to understand part. Nothing to be offended by. The key word here is "may". Unless you can tell me no Mexican has ever done that then this is a simple statement of fact. I have actually experienced this one first hand on a several occasions from individuals from several different ethnic groups. Assuming it is done "just to save face" is a bit of a leap and I wonder how the author established this as the motivation, however, it may be true.


I've experienced this one a few times working in direct customer service-y type positions.  To be fair it's not something exclusive to Hispanics - everyone has their own variation of it at some point, especially Baby Boomers (dear lord seriously).  It DOES happen more often with those of Hispanic origin though, in my experience anyway; it's usually the males, and if its a married couple the husband will be saying "OK, OK, OK, si si si" and the wife will keep saying the Spanish version of, "uhm, honey, no, let him explain."  It being some kind of "honor" or "saving face" thing totally makes sense.
 
2013-07-10 06:16:46 AM
wait wait wait... Didn't I just read yesterday on Fark that all Mexicans are fat? How do they not eat tacos?
 
2013-07-10 06:30:52 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: "Working like a Mexican" is a huge testament to the work ethic of Mexicans. Getting past the stereotypes is a huge step, which Target seems to be doing a piss poor job at.


I spent a day at Disneyland's new California Adventure and was surprised at how many cars with Mexican plates were in the parking garage. These weren't the beater Toyota Hiluxes I was used to. I'm talking just normal cars from Corollas through Lexuses. Just a normal variation of cars, but having Mexican plates.

Then heading into the park I heard Mexican spoke all around me. I'm so used to the stereotype of the "Mexican dishwasher" and "Mexican landscaper" that I was truly taken aback when I saw normal families walking along dressed like any other park attendee.

It was so far from what I had predisposed myself to thinking. These people were just like us! After years of living in the U.S., I never would have thought that a visit to Disneyland would change everything I knew about Mexicans. These were families with kids, just like mine, who traveled across the border, like I did, to enjoy the sites and culture of the country across the way.

I sat down and wept into my hands. The experience was overwhelming. Who was I to judge these people? Are they not my guests in this country? They come not to take my job or to siphon money back to their families, but to just spend a day here and enjoy what we had to offer in the very same way that I've spent a day in Canada enjoying their country.

It gave me a new respect for these people. I vowed on that day that I would never look at a Mexican as a usurper of American jobs and services but as a fellow human being who in different circumstances could have been my neighbor. Indeed, in a deep and profound way he is my neighbor.


tl:dr
 
2013-07-10 06:42:59 AM

Misconduc: I wear a corona  sombrero and drink corona - am I just partially a wetback?


No, but you do have bad taste in beer.
 
2013-07-10 06:51:28 AM
Look, AverageAmericanGuy, I'm gonna have to cite you for being over your limit. You're going to have throw some of those you caught back. 10/10, flawless victory.
 
2013-07-10 07:10:35 AM

The Southern Dandy: fusillade762: Pray 4 Mojo: "Only a 'wetback' can work this hard," and "You got to be Mexican to work like this,"

Those are compliments.

/Calmate Francis.

Only an Asian can do math this well.

The best lawyers are Jews.

The Irish have an amazing tolerance for alcohol.

Am I doing it right?

And Pollacks have very amorous sisters.

/window seat please


I thought it was the Pollacks who were fools.

. . .and to add on to what you said. . .

The Germans are all aggressive and want to control everything, but they make great beer.

Blacks are the best athletes.

Scandinavian women are incredibly attractive blondes.

Russian women are incredibly attractive. . .until they turn about 40 then they turn into withered babushkas.

Russian men have a huge tolerance for vodak and smoke constantly.

Scots have a lovely accent, and all know how to play bagpipes, and eat haggis.

Canadians end every sentence with "eh", love hockey, and are unfailingly polite and friendly.

Japanese are hard working but are into really freaky sex and general weirdness.

Cubans are really good mechanics.

French are cowards and are incredibly arrogant and self-centered, but they make great wine and cheese.

English are all either high-class aristocrats with really cool accents or cockney street trash.

Pakistanis are all terrorists out to blow up America.

Emiratis are all wealthy oil millionaires/billionaires who are ludicrously wasteful with their money in displays of conspicuous consumption.

Saudis are also wealthy oil tycoons who waste money, but are also Wahabbist fundamentalist Muslims.

Israelis are all badass warriors.

Italians are argumentative but can hold their liquor well, but if they're Italian-Americans they probably know somebody in the mafia, they're also all Catholic.

/I think that's the big sampler platter of national/racial stereotypes, at least from the American perspective.
 
2013-07-10 07:17:58 AM

SirEattonHogg: I've never seen a Mexican wear a sombrero except if they are part of a mariachi band.

Seen a number of Mexicans wear cowboy hats though...


And in L.A., of course, if they're under thirty, they wear a f**king cheap fedora like every other booger-faced little f**king hipster.
 
2013-07-10 07:40:40 AM
My (white) friend worked at Target and they generally treat their employees horribly, Mexican or not.  Target was her second job for extra money.  If she got caught in traffic going from her primary job to Target and called in to say she'd be a few minutes late, they would routinely say "if you can't come to work on time don't bother" which explains why whenever I went to that Target the lines were a mile long, they probably told all the cashiers to take a hike for being a minute late.
Add in married manager banging employees in his office during work time and all in all it wasn't a nice place to work.
 
2013-07-10 07:53:49 AM

kingoomieiii: Holy hell. And there are (white) people in the THREAD defending this shiat.

Ima4nic8or: Folks are too damn sensitive and PC these days

This is code for "It upsets me when people point out that I'm a racist asshole".

Ima4nic8or: a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
Simple fact. Nothing to be offended by. Not remotely debatable.

The fact that management thought this needed to be said is terrifying. I'd say just fire the hell out of everyone who didn't already know that.

Pray 4 Mojo: Those are compliments.

There is no good use for racial stereotypes. There just isn't.


Keep pretending racism, bigotry and stereotypes don't exist among all sorts of people, and also don't exist for very good reasons. Peoples own actions are the impetus of this behavior. Considering yourself enlightened and above it all changes nothing. Denying reality is merely wishful thinking.
 
2013-07-10 07:56:24 AM
CygnusDarius: Here's my handy guide for Mexican beers, may work for someone else:

Bohemia/Negra Modelo.- Very good, dark and goes nice in the afternoon


Negra Modelo is the one of the best beers brewed this side of the Prime Meridian.
 
2013-07-10 08:19:22 AM

Tank_Fuzzbutt: DrFuko: Tank_Fuzzbutt:
What you were seeing in the Disney parking structure were Mexicans from Mexico on vacation. They are regular working class citizens of Mexico here to enjoy themselves. These are not the illegal aliens that have invaded this country and are sponging off our society, dropping anchor babies and bringing crime and taking blue collar jobs away from the rightful citizens who deserve those jobs.

Don't confuse the two.

That whole anchor baby thing... How does it work?  Legally, it doesn't help jack crackers, seeing that ICE is willing to deport you and leave the children in a foster home.

And how bout that whole higher crime thing?  how does that work as well?  Mexicans leave their families behind and risk their lives to cross a desert just so they can cause a beer-induced ruckus and raping in a white bred neighborhood?

Seriously, if I didnt know any better, I'd swear you are just a racist person.

Not a racist or a xenophobe. I just happen to live in the middle of what's happening. Pull your head out and look around before it's too late. Educate yourself on MEChA, La Raza and Aztlan before you fall into the belief of these poor people are just looking for work.


Try working in a casino public area department, or kitchen stewards, or housekeeping with Mexicans. I've never worked with a more racist hateful bunch in my life. At one casino where I worked, the casino porters were calling an African-American shift supervisor a n*gger to his face if they didn't get the station they wanted, and SURPRISE, the Mexican HR employees never did a thing to stop it, except to fire the shift supervisor.
That's just one story out of hundreds.
 
2013-07-10 08:21:54 AM
Hmm, all of the mexicans where I work do.
 
2013-07-10 08:22:17 AM

kingoomieiii: KimNorth: Ice NEVER EVER deports the mother illegal

"The mother illegal". Holy shiat, bro, the phrasing doesn't get much more dehumanizing than that.


Then don't be THAT!
 
2013-07-10 08:34:54 AM

eddiesocket: JasonOfOrillia: eddiesocket: JasonOfOrillia: Hey Subby, maybe this is important information for your managers to know no matter who you hire?

Ooh, please explain further. Why do mangers need to know these things? And why wouldn't they already know them?

Maybe they need to know this so they don't alienate their staff.  Maybe they don't know it because they're ignorant.  You shouldn't assume that everyone is as worldly and well-read as you obviously are.

A) It is not necessary that one be "worldly" to know that most Mexicans don't wear sombreros. It simply requires having eyes.
B) you failed completely to come up with a scenario where a manager would need this info, even allowing for the extremely unlikely circumstance that they wouldn't already know these very basic things. And no, fear that a manager might say "so, you guys all like salsa music, right?" isn't adequate.
C) you neatly avoided all reference to the fact that the manual flat-out says Mexicans are dumber than Cubans.


A) How do you know that Americanized Mexicans aren't only wearing sombreros at home?
B) I thought we were all here to mock comically bad training materials.  It could be that these training materials were generated over time based on the situations that came up over and over again.  There could be a rational explanation about how this training material was created no matter how bad it might be.
C) The manual does not "flat-out" say that Mexicans are "Dumber than Cubans."  The manual does say that Cubans tend to have a higher level of education than Mexicans.  This may be true, given that the Mexicans working for Target would be drawn from a population of economic migrants whereas Cubans in America tend to be political refugees.  My guess is that there is a higher proportion of tertiary-educated persons in groups of political refugees that almost any source of economic migrants.
D) Lighten up Francisco.
 
2013-07-10 08:38:03 AM
They don't all wear sombreros. Show me one who doesn't eat tacos.
 
2013-07-10 09:24:01 AM

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WTF did ou find that?


On another Fark thread many years ago.  I promptly saved it cause it was awesome, so I just did a quick GIS this time since I knew what I was looking for.
 
2013-07-10 09:43:19 AM
I think everyone is misreading this... They are telling people to break down stereotypes, NOT to assume that all Mexicans eat tacos and wear sombreros. I'm not sure I really see the problem with that part. We use that kind of phrase all of the time. "Not ALL farkers are mouth breathing basement dwellers, geez!", something like that.

The "works like a Mexican" and "All Mexicans are lower educated" things I can see an issue with.
 
2013-07-10 10:27:32 AM

JasonOfOrillia: A) How do you know that Americanized Mexicans aren't only wearing sombreros at home?


Stop being farking stupid.

JasonOfOrillia: B) I thought we were all here to mock comically bad training materials


That's what most of us were doing. You, however, were defending it as important information.

Mikey1969: I think everyone is misreading this... They are telling people to break down stereotypes, NOT to assume that all Mexicans eat tacos and wear sombreros. I'm not sure I really see the problem with that part.


No, we're not misreading it. We're mocking the fact that apparently educated managers needed to be told that not all Mexicans  wear sombreros. This was in a farking work manual. That means people needed to be told this. That's a problem. How do you not see that?
 
2013-07-10 11:18:06 AM
No, we're not misreading it. We're mocking the fact that apparently educated managers needed to be told that not all Mexicans  wear sombreros. This was in a farking work manual. That means people needed to be told this. That's a problem. How do you not see that?


The same work manuals have sections explaining not to bring illegal drugs and handguns to work as well. Something else that you would think doesn't need to be explained. It's the nature of such literature.
But don't let that stop your manufactured racial outrage
 
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