February 26, 2010, - 12:50 pm
The Chicago Tribune is up in arms about a baloney study conducted by the deceptively-named “Restaurant Opportunities Center.”
The “study” showed that 80% of White employees in Chicago-area restaurants hold positions in the front of the establishments, where they are exposed to and meet patrons and other members of the public. In contrast, the study found that two-thirds of Hispanic employees are shunted off to working in the back, including the kitchen, dish washing, etc. Jose Oliva, national policy coordinator for the La Raza-esque open-borders group, claims that this shows restaurant owners mistakenly believe that customers prefer White servers.
But that’s bunk. And here are the questions the study failed to answer:
* How many of the Hispanic employees working in the back can speak English?
* How many are here legally and have working papers in order, rather than fraudulent documents?
These are not bigoted questions. They are legitimate questions that need to be asked and looked into in any real “study” of Hispanics versus Whites and their positions in restaurants. And the answers to those questions are probably why many Hispanics are, in fact, working in the back.
In fact, the “study” is merely the grounds for a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. And this organization has–cha-ching!–now filed a lawsuit, to that end:
The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Chicago teamed with the Working Hands Legal Clinic this month to file its first federal lawsuit, against an Andersonville eatery that allegedly mistreated its kitchen staff. . . . Labor advocates hope to strike a blow for kitchen workers with their lawsuit against Ole Ole, a pan-Latino restaurant in Andersonville.
But the Working Hands Legal Clinic is a group of Open Borders, pro-illegal alien lawyers. And, while noting these lawsuits, nowhere did the Tribune dare ask the necessary questions. If, in fact, restaurants hire illegal aliens and those they know have false ID to work in the back, they, indeed, should be sued . . . for violating immigration laws, not for discrimination. If they hire legal residents who can’t speak English, who can blame them for sticking those employees in the back?
Don’t believe the hype. And, as for the Chicago Tribune, critical thinkers need not apply for the position of reporter. Again, the paper failed to ask the right questions, and instead chose to engage in lefty psycho-babble about the possibility that restaurateurs are bigots.
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