The other day a story broke about the Texas man that requested his Latino employees to Anglicize their names.
The tough-talking former Marine immediately laid down some new rules. Among them, he forbade the Hispanic workers at the run-down, Southwestern adobe-style hotel from speaking Spanish in his presence (he thought they’d be talking about him), and ordered some to Anglicize their names.
No more Martin (Mahr-TEEN). It was plain-old Martin. No more Marcos. Now it would be Mark.
Not sure where I fall on this one. I mean, jeez. On the other hand, he has a point. If a customer can’t understand your name, it makes it hard to relate to that customer. Maybe he should have made it clear that he was going to have the employees change their names when he hired them; I don’t know. But what I DO know is this clip from CNN is awesome.
Just listen to the females reporter’s voice as she “interviews” this guy. Her tone is simply dripping with intent and scorn. Then listen as Rick Sanchez weighs in. I’ll tell ya this much; the Main Stream Media will NEVER play this for you!