CEPEDA: Whole Foods Language Policy Was Inclusive

Tony Lee of Brietbart.com writes some and quotes some.  See it below:

A nationally syndicated columnist and NBC Latino contributor believes that Whole Foods’s policy of requiring its employees to speak English at work is not only inclusive but also just plain “common sense.”

Esther Cepeda rebukes those who jumped to conclusions and called Whole Foods “discriminatory,” “anti-diversity,” and “racist” for suspending two employees with pay for the “rude and disrespectful” way in which they complained about the company’s policy requiring them to speak English on the job.

Contrary to initial reports, Whole Foods said the employees were not suspended for speaking Spanish, nor were they told they could not speak Spanish; at least “17 employees who attended the meeting at which the language policy was discussed” confirmed that fact. The company’s policy allows employees to speak Spanish during breaks or with other customers if “all parties present agree that a different language is their preferred form of communication.”

Cepeda, though, brings up an even more important question: even if Whole Foods prohibited employees from speaking Spanish, she asks, “what’s the problem?”

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 Now, LULAC has requested a meeting in Albuquerque with Whole Food executives,, saying they have received telephone reports of ill-treatment of Hispanic customers in other states at Whole Food Stores.

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Any guesses or bets on how this will all end?

Dictionary Of Regional American English — A Fun Distraction

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If my friends wonder why I speak the way I do … they may find the cause in the Dictionary Of Regional American English:



Create A Lie … Watch It Fly

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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Good Morning!

It has been told, that Mark Twain said something similar to:

A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.

There is no proof that Mr. Clemens originated this statement that tells the truth on a lie, and some say that the phrase originated with the English fundamentalist Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  He used the phrase in a sermon on April 1, 1855 and attributed it as coming from an old proverb.  A side observation; Baptist preachers seem to be abundantly connected to this continuing saga (more later.) In the world of folks who delight in the fight, and attempt to deceive to win a round that has been lost — never to be regained — it is the manufacturing process for the lie that must give them a surreal satisfaction.  How else to explain the actions of men and women, who pose as pillars of truth and high-standing in a community, if their actions don’t derive from enjoyment of the chase and deception after they have mangled their chance to win the race.

No matter where the credit is assigned for the proverb and the speed of a lie, the manner of the telling and its method of transmission,  is enough to make one feel uneasy, if not downright “queasy” upon the first hearing of the lie.  The fun for a victim of such treatment comes with the pursuit of those who would place their reputation on a high horse that will, of necessity, eventually throw a shoe and come to a crumpled landing. What is worse than the mere telling of tall tales is the trotting out of lies away from the community … so that the victim or victims of the lies have the stories come back to them from distant places.

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