From the Telegraph, we find a lovely British family, out for a quiet vacation in Naples, Florida (I assure you, a vacation in Naples can only be quiet, a close friend who lives there calls it “Nipples” though, so it’s got that going for it…), tyring to mind their own business, when they are accosted spiritually by the presence of - heaven forbid - Negroes.
[quote=“Telegraph”]A British family is at the centre [sic] of a legal case in America after they allegedly told a luxury hotel they did not want to be served by black staff. The family, whose principal member has only been named as Rodney Morgan, were said to have asked management at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida, they did not want to deal with “people of colour” or staff with “foreign accents”. Legal papers state their request was then entered into the computer system at the five star hotel before a black waiter was then stopped from serving them.
“This preference was entered into the computer system of (the) Ritz at the direction of the (the hotel’s managing director Edward Staros) with the further notation ‘… as per Mr Staros this couple is very very prejudice [sic] and do like like [sic] ppl of colour or foreign accents’.”[/quote]
The lawsuit’s against the hotel for going along with the Morgans’ racism, not against the Morgans’ racism itself. The “pain and suffering” bit on the part of the waiter is a stretch, but that’s probably one of the few ways to bring the matter to court.
IMO the suit’s got merit, since if the hotel’s behavior is left acceptable, customers at all hotels in the US will be able to decide what other races of service staff they don’t want, and this will lead to discrimination in hiring at hotels purely for economic reasons. The manager should have replied that the Ritz hotel chain does not discriminate wrt race or gender etc, and was therefore unable to accommodate the Morgans’ request.