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Orwell’s Ministry of Love springs to mind. Mental
* not actually a mosque just a building which will probably have a prayer space in it
* not actually a muslim only centre
* not all muslims are terrorists anyway
It's actually a hilariously large distance. Wankers.
is like 12 square city blocks or something.
"MOT stands for Museum of Tolerance, the only museum of its kind in the world. It is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an internationally renowned human rights organization dedicated to promoting respect and mutual understanding, through education, community partnerships , and civic engagement. "
There was a good piece in The Times by New York's mayor. It was part of his speech supporting the building of the mosque.
if someone at work makes a racist comment that really is offensive, but the person is a bit stupid and immature and didnt really mean it to be racist but it undeniably was, should you shop him to the bosses?
and to stop being a moron?
cos you should probably do that first.
"vikram giving people advice about the workplace" lol
This is vikram?
CAN PEOPLE PLEASE STOP DOING THAT.
Addendum: is TheBeautifulOnes actually FranksArse3ruption?
or is he?
one lovely (and very intelligent) guy here used the phrase "touch of the tarbrush" in total sincerity, with no idea that it wasn't really, you know, a normal, ok thing to say. We ribbed him mercilessly for the next month, he was utterly mortified. Going to the bosses straight off the bat would have been ridiculous.
Have a word with them about not doing it again, sure, but shopping them in after one comment makes you a dick.
So col 1 (asian), col 2 (N.African) col 3 (black) are having a conversation.
col 1 says he lives out of town somewhere and both him and his sister are looking to move into central london. his sister had suggested somewhere and he said to her that there are too many black people there. col 3 is a temp and was horrified and embarassed.
col 1 later told me about this, in a blasé "ooh i think i said a bad thing to col 3 earlier" with a little giggle. I told him that it was offensive and that i thought it was a disgusting thing to say. haven't spoken to him since. i've always hated him anyway, but think i might just leave it at that
No need to indulge him, but I wouldn't say management needs to step in. It was insensitive rather than aggressive.
I wouldn't stand for bullying or aggressive behaviour, and have in past told people I don't want them to use certain language or express certain opinions to me. You can sack people for misconduct (which would be bullying or repeated, shall we say 'slip-ups') but you can't get rid of them because they think something you don't, no matter how unpalatable that opinion may be.
being said if it wasn't linked to race, gender or sexuality? A reality of the workplace is that many people eventually say something unacceptable. I wouldn't argue that such instances should pass without reprimand, but it's fairly drastic to dismiss someone based on one throw-away, if unpleasant, remark.
slap on the wrist and a HORRIBLE working environment where the grass comes off worse than the offender.
best off telling him man-to-man if you thought he was a dick, in as nice a way as possible, and then get over it.
if he does it all the time or is particularly nasty with it then think about shopping him.
and he's toast
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you useless cunt
except they didn't go far enough
Tour Guide: We have to accept people for who they are and what they like to do. [notices someone nearby] Hey! What the hell are you doing? [it's a man smoking on the edge of the fountain]
Smoker: Oh I was just uh-
Tour Guide: There's no smoking in the museum!
Smoker: But I'm not in the museum.
Tour Guide: Get out of here, you filthy smoker! [the smoker rises and walks off]
Gerald: Yeah, dirty lungs!
Sharon: Go ahead and kill yourself, stupid tar-breath!
Richard: Get out of here! [the smoker walks out of view]
Tour Guide: Well, have a great day, everybody.
Chris: Now you boys can go and give your teacher and assistant the respect they deserve. Right?
The Boys: Yeah.