Grocery store incident
There was a minor incident at a local grocery store here recently.
As the Hallows Eve holiday approaches, people are beginning to hold costume parties and wear their costumes around town. As he was returning from one such affair, one consumer stopped off to pick up a few groceries. Instead he was forced to submit to the illiberality of a store employee.
He was told to leave because of his costume, which the employee did not like.
Now, mind you, I learned of this from second-hand sources, so I can only roughly imagine how events transpired. However, were such a thing to happen to me, I know that I would have demanded an audience with the management.
Whilst I wholly support the right of private establishments to refuse service, I must question the ethics of the people who exercise this right in a biased manner. To enforce specific prejudices is simply not good business, neither is it ethically sound. Moral prejudices are the only prejudices that continue to be considered acceptable, mainly because there have been cases in the courts regarding them.
A boycott of the chain of stores might at least bring attention to the matter. However, it is not extremely viable here. Perhaps others will come up with a way to fight against this discrimination.
I am become death, destroyer of worlds