A British family has been banned from staying at a chain of luxury hotels after allegedly requesting not toOne employee has filed a lawsuit alleging, "on 12 March the hotel "instructed the serving staff regarding the stated
be served by "people of colour" at a Florida resort.
prejudice of the Morgan family" when they reserved a table in the
"The lawsuit seeks more than $75,000 (49,000) in compensation for
Tranchant, who was "humiliated, embarrassed, frightened, intimidated,
subject to undeserved shame and suffered severe emotional distress".
Maybe the hotel-- that would be the Ritz Carlton hotel chain-- is hoping to offer a new kind of American tourism-- racial hatred tourism.
Or maybe not. The article reports that the family has been banned from staying at the hotel chain. And the Guardian reports a company representative said the hotel "does not tolerate or condone discrimination of any kind
by its employees or visiting guests." Maybe it was just a bad judgment call of a manager... or two or three.
What do you do to this family. Can their "request" be characterized as a hate crime? Should they be expelled from the US and not allowed back in?
One New York commenter on another site remarked, "I know this may sound wrong, but I have to side with the hotel on
this one. They're simply doing what they're supposed to and honor the
old adage about the customer always being right."
Didn't the Morgans know that you have to be a little subtle to operate as a racist, unless you are a part of one of the hundreds of organizations.