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We don't want to be served by a black person'

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Babylon, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Babylon

    Babylon JF-Expert Member

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    British family sparks race case after telling U.S. hotel: 'We don't want to be served by a black person'

    By Mail Foreign Service
    Last updated at 8:09 AM on 23rd April 2010

    A British family is at the centre of am astonishing legal case in America after telling a luxury hotel they did not want to be served by a black waiter.
    Their apparent racist request was entered into the computer of a five star Ritz-Carlton hotel on checking in and a black waiter was later stopped from serving them.
    Haitian born Wadner Tranchant claims he was turned away from serving the family during their recent stay at the hotel in Naples, Florida, to avoid upsetting them.

    The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida, where the British family allegedly specified that they not be served by a person of colour​

    Lawyers representing the 40-year-old named the principal family member as Rodney Morgan.
    Court papers did not list an address for the family but identified them as a British family who were registered at the hotel from February 28th.
    'My client was prevented from waiting on this couple because he was black,' said lawyer Michael McDonnell.
    According to a court papers filed against the beach front Ritz-Carlton hotel, managers breached the Civil Rights Act by stopping Tranchant from serving the couple.
    His lawyers say that around February 28th, the Morgan family arrived as guests and specified their preference to not be served by 'people of colour' or with 'foreign accents'.
    Their preference to be served by whites only was typed into the hotel's computer system to alert senior staff.
    The note in the hotel's computer system said the family were 'very very prejudice'.
    Mr McDonnell said nine other staff members at the hotel have said they were told the British family didn't want to be served by blacks or anyone with an accent.
    On March 12th Tranchant, who is a US citizen, was due to serve the family at the hotel's Grill restaurant.
    With Morgan's seated in the restaurant he was switched to other duties.
    The lawsuit calls the £200-a-night hotel's conduct 'pervasive and severe'.
    It said the waiter, who has worked at the hotel for 15 years, was left 'humiliated and embarrassed' The lawsuit, filed in Fort Myers District Court on Wednesday, claims Tranchant was so offended he has had to seek medical and psychological help.
    His lawyers have used the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which was passed a year after blacks were freed from slavery following the end of the American Civil War,to bring the lawsuit.
    The Act makes it illegal to discriminate in jobs and housing on the basis of race or colour. The Ritz-Carlton hotel and its manager are named in the legal action in which Tranchant is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
    A spokesman for the Ritz-Carlton refused to comment.

  2. Noname

    Noname JF-Expert Member

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    Mhhhh these British are very rude ppl, I think they deserve a good lesson..
  3. firstcollina

    firstcollina JF-Expert Member

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    Nilifikiri kwa kiasi kikubwa haya mambo ya kibaguzi yallishaisha toka enzi zileeee za kale hasa huko ughaibuni walikoendelea, but it amazing to hear still there are some ppl who still practising such stupid things. Inanipa taabu kidogo ninapoifikiria nchi yangu ya Tanzania. Wenzetu at lest wamepiga hatua katika kuhakikisha kuwa sheria (active law and liegal practises) zina kuwa na nguvu katika kukemea mambo kama hayo, hata kule ku-act with a sense of urgency katika jambo kama hili inatia tija kidogo katika kukabiliana nalo.
    But unapo kuja hapa nyumbani (Tanzania) ambapo wageni wana nguvu kuliko hata wazawa! Mmmh! wadiriki kuwa piga mpaka makofi wazawa na vyombo husika vinabaki kimya tu. Kuna kiwanda fulani cha kilevi kiko IGOMA Mwanza kinamilikiwa na wahindi wako hashi wadau msisikie, eti wao ni masponsor wa timu ya taifa........ so no one from the top can dare to pinch them. Aaaaaaah!!! jamani acheni. I dare to talk coz it pain more than anything. Because of that no graduate is incouraged because they can dare to talk it open.
    Thank you Babylon for the post. it real gives us some thing to learn and hopeful something that makeus dare and act
  4. Waberoya

    Waberoya JF-Expert Member

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    Ndio hapo unakuta viongozi wetu na suruali zao, wanajikombakomba kwa hwa jamaa, kimoyomoyo yanasema ona hili nalo! ndio maana any aid from these people is questionable
  5. PakaJimmy

    PakaJimmy JF-Expert Member

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    Wajinga sana hawa wazungu...Huenda wakilipa ndo watatia akili. Kwanza lawsuit yenyewe ina thamani ndogo sana, walitakiwa watozwe adhabu kali sana!