Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’

Donald Duck has a Lot of Explaining to Do!

February 10, 2013

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I can’t believe in today’s age we still get incidents, which if found to be true, present us with clear reminders of blatant racism:

The second family in as little as a week has come forward with allegations that a Disneyland character snubbed them because they were black.

The White family said they took their son, Ryder, to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday in December.

The day was going well until Razzi White, 5, walked up to a performer in a Donald Duck costume at the park’s Main Street.

‘He was sitting there with his arms open, saying, ‘Donald, Donald!’ said mother Nastasia White.

Nastasia claims that rather than play with her son, Donald deliberately walked away from him to play with a white baby in a stroller.

The Whites said they waited patiently for their turn – long enough that even the baby’s parents urged Donald to play with Razzi – but Donald ignored them.

Nastasia asked for picture, but says Donald instead went to a young white girl on a bench on hugged her.

Finally the family gave up and left, only to turn back and see Donald hugging the white children that had been waiting behind her.

A second family has come forward with claims that a Disneyland character ignored their children because of the color of their skin.

‘I was upset and hurt. He was very sad,’ she said.

White told reporters at ABC 10 News that Razzi asked her: ”Why didn’t Donald want to take a picture with me?’ Inside, I wanted to cry. This was discrimination.’

She claims it was impossible she misread the situation.

‘I didn’t because it was done in a blatant and ugly way,’ she said.

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School Official Allegedly told a Teacher to Train her Breasts to not Make Milk at Work

November 15, 2012

Some school officials have a love affair with the word “no”. Any time they are asked a question by a teacher the answer is a predictable – “No”.

In the rush to satisfy politicians, donors, board members and parents, looking after teachers and responding to their wants and needs takes a backseat to all other stakeholders.

Teaching is supposed to be a flexible, family friendly career. But it isn’t in the hands of officials and their favourite two letter answer.

One former teacher allegedly found out that the word “no” is not nearly as bad as advice on what she should do with her breasts!

A former California school teacher accuses school officials in a lawsuit of failing to accommodate her breastfeeding schedule.

The Monterey Herald reports that Sarah Ann Lewis Boyle has sued the Carmelo School, where she worked, and the Carmel Unified School District, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination.

The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 30.

Boyle says before returning to work, she told a manager at the school that she would need about 15 minutes every day between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to pump her breasts.

Boyle claims the manager told her to train her breast not to make milk then, and the district made no accommodations to allow her to feed her newborn. According to Boyle, she later received a negative evaluation and was urged to resign.

District spokesman Paul Behan said the district does not comment on litigation.

I am glad you don’t comment on litigation. I also hope for your sake your schools don’t comment on breasts and breastfeeding either.

 

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