A Popeyes outlet in San Jose, California apparently referred to a customer as “CHINK,” but the fast-food chain’s corporate office allegedly snubbed the incident.
The cashier who called first-year University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student In Young Lee a racial slur on his receipt was fired from his job at Taco Bell.
The fast-food chain confirmed the termination of the employee in its statement on Tuesday, according to Associated Press via South China Morning Post.
A customer at a Taco Bell restaurant in Pennsylvania had an infuriating encounter with a cashier who berated him with a racial slur.
The customer, In Young Lee, a first-year Ph.D. student at Penn Medicine, went to a Taco Bell on 1037 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on Saturday at around 1:30 a.m. after a night out with his friends.
Earlier today, Australia defeated China 3-0 in a friendly women’s football game in Melbourne. The Guardian covered the event live on their website — all was well until they published their final update.
A part of the text, written by Mike Hynter, sports editor of Guardian Australia, reads, “a few chinks at the back aside, they gave no indication that China could get into the game, despite the visitors’ clear talent in their ranks.”
Former ESPN journalist Anthony Federico‘s life became a living nightmare after he made the headline “Chink in the Armor” about NBA star Jeremy Lin in 2012, but he later realized it was a crucial part of his path to becoming a priest.
The controversial headline unsurprisingly garnered heavy criticism from netizens who labeled the 33-year-old as a racist. After realizing his horrifying mistake, Federico felt so bad that he had to go the bathroom to hurl, according to Washington Post.
I felt a sense of deja vu hearing about Bill Maher being taken to task for saying “nigger” on his “Real Time With Bill Maher” HBO series, which aired on June 2nd. You see, I debated Sarah Silverman on Maher’s previous talk show incarnation — ABC’s “Politically Incorrect“ — on August 22, 2001, talking about her use of “chink” in a joke. And the second topic was: Can non-Blacks get away with saying “nigga?”
Check out this video at the 14:24 mark:
A family of Hmong descent who just moved from Saint Paul, Minnesota to a suburb in Oakdale was the target of racist vandalism after the words, including “chink”, were spray painted across their garage door.
Photos of the vandalism were posted to Facebook on Sunday by TL Xiong, whose post has been shared more than 1,300 times and 3,200 reactions.