A local group fighting for immigrant rights is calling for a boycott of two nationally known companies. Dunkin Donuts and Applebee's are accused of discriminating against immigrant workers whose names don't match their social security numbers.It is imperative that we institute a nationwide database that matches SS numbers with names. The Department of Labor or the EEOC should be charged with ensuring that employers use the database and for levying heavy fines on employers who fraudulently hire illegal workers at the expense of legal ones.
Discrimination wasn't always such a dirty word. Back in the day when people could make value judgments, a man known for his discriminating taste was a man of keen insight. Acceptance has taken the place of perspicacious discrimination. Irrespective of ability or qualification, or even legality, the Good company will ask nothing of those it employs, especially if they are 'disadvantaged' (ie other than heterosexual white male).
Law enforcement is apparently synonymous with racism:
Some immigration rights groups at Federal Plaza say it is no mistake there has been an increase in effort to curtail immigration reform. They have planned a day of fasting in protest of the 'no match' letters, raids, and deportations.Diversity in a philosophically egalitarian system virtually guarantees endless charges of racism, bias, bigotry, and all the other ad hominem that is used to stifle any defense of merit. People are different. By extension, so are various groups of people. With 'disparate impact' codified legislatively (already having been made standard by judicial fiat in the late eighties) in the Civil Rights bill of the 1991, the effects of human diversity must consistently be remedied through the downward adjustment of standards (as race norming was also outlawed in the same bill) to the point that all people, no matter how lowly, meet the minimum requirements. IQ tests cannot be used because blacks and Hispanics fair worse on them than whites and Asians do. Criminal background checks are suspect because they disproportionately bar blacks from employment. Commissions must be set to find ways to ensure that women are equally represented in the upper echelons of math and science despite the paucity of women with IQs high enough to compete with the top men in these fields. Next up, legal residency status cannot be used as a method of employment screening as it discriminates against illegal residents!
"It looks to me like its racism," said Emma Lozano, Pueblo Sin Fronteras.
The companies have no right to abide by the law:
Groups accuse several companies of the practice using 'no match' letters to immigrant workers who don't have valid social security numbers. They want the public to boycott businesses, including Applebee's and Dunkin Donuts. Neither company could be reached for comment.What audacity. I will make a concerted effort to go to Applebees whenever I eat out from now on. When I have to pick up donuts in the morning, it'll be from Dunkin' Donuts.
Contact Applebees and Dunkin' Donuts and let them know that you appreciate what they've been doing. Corporations are influenced by the implications on profitability of the actions they take, not on principle. Before they cave and reach settlements and offer apologies to get the hustlers off their backs, let them know that their verifications of legal status are appreciated and that you will be patronizing them more often in thanks for it. Make it profitable for them to abide by the law and do what is in the US' best interest.