“’It was wrong of him to say, it’s inappropriate to say, but unfortunately I can see how he would have come to that assumption or conclusion,’ she told Daily Mail Australia from Kurtosh café in Darlinghurst, where she works part-time. ‘Working in Darlinghurst I have had to deal with racism. ‘If you walk into a café and it is predominantly run by people who are white, no one bats an eyelid, but people will notice if the barista is of a different race.’ She continued: ‘Everyone is so outraged at Steven for being racist but wasn’t he just voicing his understanding of the market? Perhaps we should be looking at how he has come to believe that the cafe scene has no room for black baristas.’”
I don’t need to tell you the Daily Mail is a stain, but this is the first piece I’ve seen that’s explored the possibility that Hu was responding (in a manner that is, as Fair Work Commission and the Race Discrimination Commissioner have noted, illegal) to what he perceived as the local residents’ prejudices towards people of colour. Which kinda makes it all the more depressing, really.
Yip. Like this Urbanspoon review a friend sent me. I have so many words, but none of them are very nice. Microfoam, tho.