That sort of racsim makes me sick to my stomach. I went once with a large group of people to Mamma Batataas at Larco Mar. There were 4 Peruvians and 4 Americans in my group and we were meeting about 6 other Europeans and Australians there.
By coincidence The 4 Americans took one cab and the 4 Peruvians a different cab and the Peruvians got there first. When our cab got there, the Peruvians were waiting behind a chain to get in, so we went to get in line behind them, but the body guard ushered us on in. I presumed because we were meeting people and I tried to explain to the body guard that 4 people in the line were with us.
The body guard misunderstood me and he explained that those people in the line would probably not be let in because they were, and he said this in English. the wrong type. I asked because they were from the sierra and he said yes.
I called him about every name in the book, walked past security told the party what happened and we all left for another place with the manager running behind us begging us to come back.
I told her I would rather die than ever sit foot in her establishment ever again..and to this day I ask the bouncers if they are still racist every time I pass by the place.
About a month later I read in the Comercio that they were shut down for a month and fined a huge amount for the very same thing. I found out where and how to file a discrimination complaint so next time I catch them in the act, I will be ready.
it is a filthy, disgusting and illegal behavior not to be tolerated by any decent human being and racism in any form should be confronted strongly and fearlessly any time it raises it´s filthy ugly head.
To me, overlooking it is no different than saying Sure, Hitler had a problem with the Jewish people, but he sure kept the trains running on time.
Sure Mama Bataata has a problem with the dark skinned Peruvians, but she runs a hell of a bar.
I am NOT saying xilba feels this way, it is quite clear from his post that he did not see something like that, so please, I am not attacking anyone here, especially not xilba...he did nothing to support racism at all..to be clear. I know he is not like that, he hates racism.
I am attacking the very idea that places like this are allowed to operate in a civilized society at all. They should be shut down and the owner fined and jailed.
They are allowed to have racist thoughts, sure, but when they turn that to actions, it violates civil rights of others and that is where the line crosses from thought police to police action against those who violate the freedom of others.