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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-18-06 11:11 PM
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21. Is the bigotry and racism in this thread intended or inadvertent?
Who's to say that these Indians are not American citizens?

And just what is the problem with them owning and operating a business - any business? The fact that it is a family affair is the way family-owned businesses have worked for time immemorial. Mom, dad, gramps, gramma, the little kiddies. All pitched in. Keeps costs down. Is it different because non-white Americans own these businesses? What if they were Hispanic? Or African-American? Would that be better? And if they are foreign nationals, again, so what. If you want to run a hotel, buy a hotel or a franchise and get to work. If you don't, that's fine (there's no way I would want to run a hotel), but don't begrudge others for wanting to do so. If they run it well, all the better. If they run it badly, they'll fail, which is as it should be, regardless of color.

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  -Hotel ownership in usa is being taken over by foreign nationals 28erl  Sep-18-06 10:10 PM   #0 
  - just another job Americans dont want to do...  sam sarrha   Sep-18-06 10:14 PM   #1 
  - 2/3 of all jobs in the US are service oriented.  pooja   Sep-18-06 10:24 PM   #2 
  - Another reason why I simply don't travel anymore...  kilgore65   Sep-18-06 10:26 PM   #3 
  - I'm old enough to remember motels owned by moms & pops.  JDPriestly   Sep-18-06 10:26 PM   #4 
  - This contributed to the decline of the American hotel:  Chipper Chat   Sep-18-06 11:30 PM   #23 
     - "Customer Hardball Tactics?" Sheesh!  KoKo01   Sep-19-06 10:52 AM   #37 
        - I think you missed my point.  Chipper Chat   Sep-19-06 03:44 PM   #61 
  - Foreign countries are buying our roads too.  jaxx   Sep-18-06 10:27 PM   #5 
  - And...  BadgerKid   Sep-18-06 10:55 PM   #15 
  - someone told me  carolinabeachbum   Sep-18-06 10:42 PM   #6 
  - a loan program - that is what I wondered too  28erl   Sep-19-06 10:55 AM   #39 
     - Mom & Pop places are gone.  carolinabeachbum   Sep-19-06 01:56 PM   #60 
     - immigrant populations are extraordinarily cohesive and insular  datasuspect   Sep-19-06 08:16 PM   #67 
  - Those damn India people...  SidDithers   Sep-18-06 10:46 PM   #7 
  - and those Indians don't really clean the rooms  burythehatchet   Sep-18-06 10:48 PM   #8 
  - thought of you when I read the OP.  ulysses   Sep-18-06 10:51 PM   #11 
     - sssshhh  burythehatchet   Sep-18-06 10:53 PM   #12 
        - see? that's the problem with you India people.  ulysses   Sep-18-06 10:58 PM   #16 
  - Bush has no loyalty to the U.S. or its workers  Erika   Sep-18-06 10:50 PM   #9 
  - I say good for the Indians who want to do it.  CarlVK   Sep-18-06 10:51 PM   #10 
  - I happen to know that there are deals being made  symbolman   Sep-18-06 10:53 PM   #13 
  - They started out with motels  BrotherBuzz   Sep-18-06 10:54 PM   #14 
  - patel - that was the name at the travelodge -  28erl   Sep-19-06 10:50 AM   #35 
     - I thought Patels were banned from now coming  Rockstone   Sep-19-06 04:30 PM   #65 
  - oh no! not India people!  Bill McBlueState   Sep-18-06 10:59 PM   #17 
  - So only North American citizens should be allowed to buy or build a hotel  RGBolen   Sep-18-06 11:00 PM   #18 
  - yup. next thing you know,  ulysses   Sep-18-06 11:01 PM   #19 
  - They're immigrants. American residents. Lawful and often prosperous.  pinto   Sep-18-06 11:09 PM   #20 
  - First they came for pour Motels, but I said nothing  burythehatchet   Sep-19-06 07:21 AM   #25 
     - cute  28erl   Sep-19-06 10:47 AM   #33 
  - Is the bigotry and racism in this thread intended or inadvertent?  matt819   Sep-18-06 11:11 PM   #21 
  - none intended -  28erl   Sep-19-06 01:34 AM   #24 
  - Good thing they're not Irish!  countryjake   Sep-18-06 11:25 PM   #22 
  - This also happened w/ the Japanese in the 1980's  OzarkDem   Sep-19-06 07:24 AM   #26 
  - you mean the japanese had a lot of the hotels????  28erl   Sep-19-06 10:43 AM   #31 
  - Has DU always been so infested with bigots?  notmypresident   Sep-19-06 07:29 AM   #27 
  - Calm down....  Nimrod2005   Sep-19-06 07:53 AM   #29 
  - Maybe it's the weather  MountainLaurel   Sep-19-06 10:45 AM   #32 
  - And it's always  obnoxiousdrunk   Sep-19-06 01:40 PM   #57 
  - They are US citizens...Live here, raising their kids here...Indians  Nimrod2005   Sep-19-06 07:52 AM   #28 
  - by why do they have to run the quality into the ground  28erl   Sep-19-06 10:39 AM   #30 
     - So--you've made a scientific study of hotel/motel quality?  Bridget Burke   Sep-19-06 10:52 AM   #38 
     - did not mean to set off alarms - maybe I could have worded better  28erl   Sep-19-06 10:57 AM   #42 
        - There must be thousands of other choices  LordLovesAWorkingMan   Sep-19-06 12:00 PM   #47 
           - yes - good thing I am not a political figure - it is easy to  28erl   Sep-19-06 12:17 PM   #50 
     - well here's a brilliant idea  northzax   Sep-19-06 10:56 AM   #41 
  - And just how clean ARE those sheets?  lonestarnot   Sep-19-06 10:49 AM   #34 
  - Hard to say.  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-19-06 10:56 AM   #40 
  - old news - America's Patel Motels  chat_noir   Sep-19-06 10:52 AM   #36 
  - thank you so much - this is what I wondered and was looking for  28erl   Sep-19-06 11:02 AM   #44 
  - interesting article - shows family owned but  28erl   Sep-19-06 11:45 AM   #46 
     - Immigrants come to the USA....  Bridget Burke   Sep-19-06 12:00 PM   #48 
     - Mississippi Masala - movie  28erl   Sep-19-06 12:09 PM   #49 
        - I'm sure the movie is available.  Bridget Burke   Sep-19-06 12:35 PM   #51 
        - Is English your first language?  FearofFutility   Sep-19-06 04:23 PM   #63 
     - The difference is money  Jed Dilligan   Sep-19-06 12:37 PM   #52 
     - Ignorance is bliss. n/t  obnoxiousdrunk   Sep-19-06 01:46 PM   #58 
  - Look, there are a *lot* of hotels in this country.  Fierce   Sep-19-06 10:58 AM   #43 
  - the quality is the overall hotel maintenance - not about the wages  28erl   Sep-19-06 11:06 AM   #45 
     - Wait a minute. I want to be clear on what you are saying.  Fierce   Sep-19-06 12:42 PM   #54 
        - no that is not what I am saying  28erl   Sep-19-06 08:13 PM   #66 
  - Oh my God! The "India people" are invading!  George Oilwellian   Sep-19-06 12:42 PM   #53 
  - The hoods are coming off.  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-19-06 12:43 PM   #55 
  - where am i?  datasuspect   Sep-19-06 12:43 PM   #56 
  - I think it has more to do with newcomers being entrepreneurial  Armstead   Sep-19-06 01:48 PM   #59 
  - But it's just business. And what's wrong with erasing those lines?  HypnoToad   Sep-19-06 03:45 PM   #62 
  - "Mr. Macaca, or whatever your name is...Welcome to America."  KamaAina   Sep-19-06 04:28 PM   #64 

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