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 disagree. I think they would be a big seller. The customer would order another serving, forgetting he had just finished his order. It would be the equivalent to "groundhog Day."
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.
Senators Collins and McCain and a few others would likely want in on some royalties.
“How about Crunchy Frog?”
As long as it carries a warning label stating that it contains raw, dead, unboned frog...
No matter how many times you order the Alzheimer’s appetizer it’s always the first time.
Looking at her picture she doesn’t have eyes that look like a bunny, and unless her roots are white perhaps her momma just wasn’t as faithful as she should have been...
Nigeria....where the scam is a cottage industry.
She looks fantastic. Probably has a thick mane of curly red ringlets. There are a lot of people much worse off than her. I think she needs a sense of perspective.
It’s possible that she’s wearing coloured contacts, not only for cosmentic reasons but to protect her eyes from UV damage. Albinos are considered legally blind because daylight can burn out their retinas and nearly all suffer from some vision impairment due to this.
That’s “pigment-deficient homeless person” to you, pal.
How about Crunchy Frog?
As long as they’re flown in from Iraq! lol
She wants some of dat free money dem people in da West got.
Down near Myrtle Beach:
She’s not an albino. Mulatto is more like it.
In today's world, this has been transformed into the definition of Political Correctness, that somebody somewhere has offended somebody else anywhere ... and thus MUST BE FORCED TO STOP!" It is the club of control by the most easily offended!
The immortal RA Heinlein addressed it adequately when he added his 'Mrs Grundy' axiom to his "Laws of Lazerus Long"; "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs Grundy to go fly a kite!"
Unfortunately, in today's world of expansive government and legal barratry, we now run into the Chinese curse, "May you come to the attention of those in Authority!" Thus Earls Restaurant will now have to spend to defend themselves against someone's sense of freedom from offense! I do not see how this lady's potential victory will do anything but limit our freedoms elsewhere.
I always thought albinos had light, almost white, eyes. I guess I watched too much James Bond growing up.
Bite me Ero, you whiny sack of worry.
You aint no Nubian Princess for sure.
Susan T is a warrior princess
Barack Obama is a masterful Charlatan, as is this Ero creature.
I wonder if Obama has Hank Williams on his play list or Earnest Tubbs.
Not Bloody likely!
Earl’s should go ahead and grant her wish. A mere label change from “Albino Rhino” to “Sue-happy Freak” fits the bill.