Monday, June 12, 2006

today at work i was informed by a co-worker with access to email that my dear, dear founding owner sent out an email to all within the company who have such addresses. within this missive was a passioned cry for unity from all to stand up and face down our state's wish to include ethnic history education in our schools. he asked all who read the email to call their senators and whonot to get the message across that this is not acceptable. i have not yet read the email, but it was imparted to me that the contents included a summary of the hated ethnicities. this included blacks, browns and gays. the owner's fervent wish was that none of these American histories be taught to our children.
i am a bit nonplussed. our office is a diverse one. in an office of 60 or so people, we have two blacks, a large handful of browns, and the person who shared this snippet of info with me is a lesbian. we, also, have a few gay men and one man of middle eastern origin. is it just me or did this owner just commit a very actionable offense?
what prompted this i do not know. it may be a bill before the legislature or something we will vote on in the future. all i can say is that this email (if i was told it correctly) was very ill-advised and could come back to bite him in the ass.

4 comments:

lecram sinun said...

hmm... as a dumb foreigner... yet another sign of the times.

scarysquirrelman said...

and no malaysian history either!!! although i can't think what that would bring to the table anyway.

aughra said...

Wow! I totally think that this is actionable.

airplanejayne said...

Having (recently) come from "your industry" I remember numerous times when someone in a management position inadvertently shoved their foot in their mouth.....or their head up their arse.....

-hmmmm, and one time, at band camp -- there was this tuba player -- and he could do both -- and play "Flight of the Bumble Bee--"