June 27th, 2015
In the early 80s, white supremacists murdered migrants in Northern California, shooting them as they passed by on Southern Pacific freight trains, and in other ways. The social scientists had a point system. Dead black folks earned the most points -- Mexicans, Mojaves, Modocs and such were in the middle -- white folks garnered the least.
He wasn’t sure how to take the points system, being white and all. Huh? The scoring system was a sick thing to think about but it did have a sad irony to it… -- semi-excerpt from “Danny Boy,” a novel by Kevin O’Kendley, waiting to be published...
In the interaction between someone working as a cashier and a customer the dynamic is one of business, one of mutual respect, with no person the superior, a meeting of equals:
In businesses where wages might be low -- fast food joints -- management should allow a tip jar. Those customers that want to show an appreciation, a respect for the folks working, can tip. Anyone that doesn’t see it that way or doesn’t wish to tip does not have to.
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