Skip to comments.Human rights is reduced to a beef about beer and wings
Posted on 12/17/2012 12:37:11 PM PST by Squawk 8888
The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear a complaint against a restaurant chain that sells a beer called Albino Rhino, because a woman who suffers albinism considers it offensive, thus proving once again that society has lost all ability to solve small problems without turning them into big ones.
In this case, as is often the situation, both parties in the dispute have valid enough arguments if youre determined to have an argument.
Ikponwosa Ero, a 31-year-old immigrant from Nigeria, says Earls restaurants Albino rhino and wings combo is no different than offering an Alzheimers appetizer, or Down syndrome daiquiri. Albinism is a legitimate affliction, considered a disability in Canada. Its a genetic condition in which sufferers are unable to manufacture skin and hair pigment. Most victims are considered are legally blind, and are susceptible to skin cancers.
Albinos are persecuted and often murdered in Africa, says Ero. Thats why her family moved to Canada, to give me a chance at a better life.
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And you are not being persecuted and you have a better life, you little lawsuit-lottery lady of the night.
Nah, Alzheimers appetizers wouldn’t work - it’s an entirely forgettable name...
Solved easily by stopping import of the not_quite_human.
How about Crunchy Frog?
Terrible for the French, but...
People are confusing their own personal feelings about a word or a subject and whether or not that subject is causing them a legitimate hardship in living a free life. A restaurant using rhyme for the purpose of wit is no more guilty of human rights violations than a doctor discussing a condition with a non-doctor. There’s simply nothing about the name of the restaurant that would cause this woman to have difficulty living her life.
The fact that we’ve become such a severely litigious society and such an excessively sensitive one indicates to me that we’ve forgotten about every lesson and every tribulation ever associated to true human rights violations in the past. Rounding up people and executing them because they’re Jewish is a human rights violation. Giving a restaurant a clever name that happens to reference a genetic disorder is not affecting the sufferers of the disorder in any way other than through some perceived injustice.
Here’s wishing Ikponwosa Ero a very merry white Christmas.
I’m offended by this persons offended feelings.
Just guilty of stupidity.
considered a disability in Canada.
Is Canada going to round up Albinos and exterminate them? How about Rhinos?
Hah! Very good ;-)
Might they want some of our RINOs? We've got a bunch that we could certainly ship them. :=)
So Sambo’s restaurants can return?
Thanks to Obummer and company, we may all soon join her in Canada,to “have a chance at a better life.”
I see color in her hair and lips. I also thought true albinos had red eyes, which I do not see here.
Ah well. Some people just aren’t happy unless they are complaining about something.