QUOTE(plcmat @ May 1 2007, 06:35 PM)
Actually I do have a problem with that. If we are supposed to embrace diversity and all cultures then they should do.
Or to put it another way if they don't want all customers then they should close their doors and run a catering business. If they wanted to be surrounded by all Haitians or Cape Verdeans there are countries named Haiti and Cape Verde where they could do just that.
And if I wanna be surrounded by all white Irish dudes, there's plenty of places I could go to.
I don't really think cultural diversity means you can't have places that cater primarily
to a certain group.
In fact, I think that the push towards integration in every single instance is a culture killer.
Cape Verdeans, in my experience, have an extremely close-knit culture and social structure that's very different from the generalized American culture. When those bonds start to break down, it causes huge problems in the community. Lots of cultures come together over food in particular. I think that's just fine.
I don't feel like I've got the right to be everywhere at all times, or that I'm entitled to cross-cultural acceptance.