Politics Custard stand's language practice prompts call for federal probe

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  1. Tim

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    On Tuesday, Joey Sanchez stepped up to the counter of Leon’s Frozen Custard, a 70-year-old Milwaukee staple, and listened to the customer in front of him place his order in Spanish.

    The shop is located on the city’s south side, in a neighborhood with a large Hispanic population. Sanchez thought nothing of it. Then he heard the server’s response.

    “She whispered to him in Spanish, ‘I’m not allowed to speak Spanish to you,’ ” Sanchez told TV station Fox 6 Now. Sanchez was shocked.

    He posted his experience to social media, WISN 12 News reported, and soon the community was rallying around what critics called a racist — and illegal — employee policy. Customers on Twitter used the hashtag #BoycottLeons. And the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has even called on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to launch a federal investigation into the “English only” rule.



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    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    I knew a guy named Joey Sanchez. He was a mental case.
     
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    Was he dirty?
     
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    Seems like creating a problem where there is none.
     
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    No comprende.
     
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    SJW trigger. Poor Leon doesn't even know what hit him.
     
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    I'm fucking dis custard.
     
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    If you don't like the policy go,somewhere else, if the place is in a Latino area it's probably not the wisest business move ever made.
     
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    These people would love Texas, we got the local news in Spanish if you so choose :jj:
     
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    And I thought this was going to be a thread about "Custers last stand" :dontknow:
     
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    "I have to speak the official language of the country I'm in if I expect people to understand me?!"

    Every small business should be required to have a team of interpreters on staff to accommodate non-English speaking customers :grad:
     
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    It's okay, Joey looks like he could use a break from the custard anyway.
     
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    Genos Steaks in Philly did the same thing and as far as I know they are still in business :dontknow:
     
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    I was just at the NJ DMV this week. They require you to answer their questions to you in English and not use a translator. They sent a Russian woman away because she didn't speak English and couldn't use her son to translate.
     
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    At the supermarket closest to me, no one speaks English, my Spanish sucks but somehow I still get the groceries I need.
     
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    same here. There is no way liberal Evanston would disallow speaking Spanish.

    I went to Leon's a couple of years ago on the advice of friends. It looks like a dump and it seems like the staff are incapable of quickly dishing up a custard. Kopp's is the place to go. It's packed and you still get your custard in minutes. They also have great hamburgers.

    Milwaukee is a funny place, almost like a land time forgot. No one worries about things like high fat, alcohol consumption or personal grooming. I cross the Illinois-Wisconsin border and feel like a model. It can be a lot of fun and the people are nice.

    Green Bay sucks...always!
     
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    At my supermercado the Mexicans all speak English.
    Food is inexpensive and you can get a lot of good stuf like pablanos that the big chains dont carry.