12.17.2008

You're Getting So Bigot!

Shoprite refused to decorate a cake of a 3-y-o boy three days ago. To his mother, "That's sad." Of course, she and the father named the 'lil tyke Adolph Hitler Campbell. Boy, I wish I was making this stuff up.

From a purely academic point of view, can you refuse to put a name on a cake? Sure, you could refuse to put a 'bad word' on a cake citing decency, but here the refusal is based on an objection to the beliefs associated with the name. It is a service offered to the public, so Shoprite can't discriminate ... of course, whites - including white supremacists - aren't a protected class. Or perhaps they post somewhere that they reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Maybe that's the easy out.

HT: Dan

3 comments:

bachrach44 said...

How much you want to bet those kids get beaten up a LOT in middle school.

bachrach44 said...

Wait I got a better response. Just wait till the wife gets pregnant again, and gives birth to a..... black baby!

David said...

Are you allowed to refuse service to someone because they are an idiot?

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