Fast Food Chains Need a Refresher on Equality Seminars

Posted: June 20, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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It may seem like discrimination is a thing of the past, but recently two fast food giants have angered customers by appearing to have engaged in both racist and offensive practices at their chains.

A young boy in England was offended when his receipt at Dominos read “Ginger Kid” instead of his name, Ross. The pizza joint claimed it was not meant for him to see, saying the employee used this description to identify Ross because children sometimes give fake names to confuse the staff. Ross’s parents believe the statement on the receipt to be a form of discrimination and state that Ross has been teased at school by classmates.

Elsewhere, someone posted a picture of a hoax announcement at McDonald’s stating, “As an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies, African-American customers are now required to pay an additional fee of $1.50 per transaction.” The picture got tweeted and emailed around the Internet.

To clear up confusion, McDonald’s posted a tweet stating it values all of its customers and this is a hoax. While many people are still offended by the image, others are offering assistance in clearing the fast food chain’s name. One person even noticed that the number listed at the bottom of the image belongs to KFC.

While we may think times have changed, this is just a reminder that some people still desire to start conflicts fueled by expressions of hate. The lesson to be learned: there will always be idiots in the world.

-Nicole Fisher

Photos: Barstoolu; Mashable

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