Dollar general Complaint - Racial slures - shopping

Review by cuz on 2011-02-11
GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI -- Yes while in the line at dollar general in gpt.,ms I overheard the manager a white female tell a black customer and a black cashier that there was a difference between a black person and a (n) word and I really think something should be done about that because thats disrespectful and very unprfessional and if thats how it is ill take my money some where else
Comments:13 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-02-12
Posted by MRM on 2011-02-11:
Very sensitive subject. I am shocked that the manager would discuss this kind of topic.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-11:
The "N" word is not related to race. The manager was probably saying that to show they aren't racist. Ignorance isn't related to race either.
Posted by Johanna on 2011-02-11:
The manager had probably just got done watching a Chris Rock special. I think he does a bit about that.
Posted by T on 2011-02-11:
It sounds like this may have been an academic exercise of sorts, but they should have been sensitive to being overheard.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-12:
Here's a bit of interesting trivia regarding the 'N' word:

Lennon hoped the song "Woman is the N*gger of the World" would convey how women had been and were still being treated as objects of subservience to men across all cultures. Banned from radio airplay due to the use of the word, “n*gger,” WHRW-FM out of Binghamton, New York continued to play it. The radio station serves the New York college area.

Many prominent Black Americans spoke out in defense of the song including stand up comedian Dick Gregory and co-founder and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Ron Dellums. Dellums issued a statement saying, “If you define 'n*ggers' as someone whose lifestyle is defined by others, whose opportunities are defined by others, whose role in society are defined by others, then Good News! You don't have to be black to be a 'n*gger' in this society. Most of the people in America are 'n*ggers'.”
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-02-12:
good find Venice
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-12:
I actually saw a clip of John Lennon explaining this on the Dick Cavett Show in the LennoNYC documentary on PBS. It was the best documentary I have ever seen on Lennon or the Beatles. I highly recommend it to anyone interested. It can be viewed here:
Posted by momsey on 2011-02-12:
Interesting, Venice! My hubby's a huge Beatles fan.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-12:
Momsey, the documentary is about John Lennon's time in NYC and was produced for the anniversary of his death. It is a must see for any Lennon or Beatle fan. It's very informative. I was glued to my seat.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-12:
Oh, no. I just checked the website, and the video is no longer available. Darn. I wanted to see it again. It may show up on PBS in the future, and I'm sure it can also be purchased. It would be worth every penny.
Posted by momsey on 2011-02-12:
I have a feeling he might have seen it already, but I'll ask him.
Posted by FlitteringFirefly on 2011-02-12:
I live in Gulfport and there are plenty of other Dollar Generals in the area and they all lack seriously in the customer service arena. But then again, you get what you pay for... I'm sure it was just a conversation they were having and you overheard part of it. When overhearing, you usually miss out and a good bit of info.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-12:
That kind of conversation is something that should be discussed outside your your employment. I would definitely bring it up with the manager.

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