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NYC pub owner fined for asking for knowledgeable applicants

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Currently the BMW plant in Spartanburg SC is being sued by the EEOC for not hiring felons. The lawsuit is based on a 2012 mandate from Obama to make anti-felony hiring practices the equivalent of racial discrimination. The 2012 mandate from Obama makes criminality part of the African American identity.

In New York a Welsh themed pub asked for applicants who are knowledgeable about British culture. The owner was hauled before a thought crime commission and fined $2,500 for racial discrimination. The New York City Commission of Human Rights apparently considers non-whites to be universally lacking in knowledge about foreign countries.

So-called efforts to fight “racial discrimination” are actually painting certain racial groups as criminals and lacking in intelligence and abilities. How long until the government orders nuclear power plants to hire illiterate felons in the name of “racial equality.”

From UK Mail Online…

The owner of a Welsh bar in New York has been fined £1,600 for race discrimination after trying to hire staff with a ‘knowledge of British culture’.

Ex-pat Michael Colbert, 54, was hauled up in front of a human rights commission after advertising for new staff with an interest in Britain.

The landlord placed a job advert for the Longbow – the only Welsh pub in the Big Apple – looking for bar tenders with a knowledge of the UK.

But he was accused of discrimination with the city’s authorities claiming he is being unfair to workers of different nationalities. Michael and his American wife Jennifer couple had been due to take their case to court.

But they agreed in a pre-trial conference to pay a fine of $2,500 (£1,600) issued by New York City’s Commission of Human Rights.
Part of the agreement also stipulates that the couple and their staff have to undergo anti-discrimination training within the next 120 days. In a statement the couple said: Free speech is not so free after all it seems’.

Michael said: ‘We advertised for someone with a knowledge of Britain and Wales, the culture and the differences we have. We are looking for people with a certain skill set who will create the right atmosphere for people walking in. To create that nuanced Welsh thing within the pub. But somewhere along the writing of the advert we fell a foul of the authorities.’

Jennifer said: ‘We are New York’s only Welsh pub a fact that we are very proud of and we get thousands of Welsh visitors every year. We’re introducing everybody to Welsh culture and telling them all about Wales.’

‘So it is imperative that our staff understand British culture. We are not looking to discriminate against anyone based on their culture but Brits have their own culture – we are not the same as Americans.

‘And just because we all speak English doesn’t mean Americans and Brits are interchangeable.’

The couple’s legal problems started when they posted an advert on website Craigslist looking for new staff. The job description read: ‘Energetic and enthusiastic men and women with an appreciation of craft beer, good food, whisky and real football (a.k.a. soccer).

‘Being British definitely works in your favour – Bring an ex-pat or lived in the UK – also a plus.’