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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

Motel 6 TV displays racial slur on TV

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/motel-6-racial-slur_n_1720762.html?1343747954

Joseph Ross, a Dayton, Ohio, resident, got an unwelcome "welcome" this weekend when he checked into a Motel 6 in the nearby town of Sharonville, where he planned to attend a jazz festival.

Ross told WCPO that he switched on the television in his room only to be greeted with an on-screen racial slur: "Hello N****r!"

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On its website, the Cincinnati NAACP said that the Dayton chapter "independently called the location to ask if the Motel 6 had on their TV broadcast 'Hello N*****s.' The person who answered the phone confirmed the information was true but provided no explanation or clarity of why.

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Reply Motel 6 TV displays racial slur on TV (Original post)
pepperbear Jul 2012 OP
jberryhill Jul 2012 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #2
Ian David Jul 2012 #3
jberryhill Jul 2012 #5
TheDebbieDee Jul 2012 #10
whathehell Jul 2012 #4
Ian David Jul 2012 #6
whathehell Jul 2012 #8
lastlib Aug 2012 #28
whathehell Aug 2012 #33
jberryhill Jul 2012 #7
RZM Jul 2012 #9
CreekDog Aug 2012 #12
REP Aug 2012 #13
Dokkie Aug 2012 #14
alcibiades_mystery Aug 2012 #16
Ian David Aug 2012 #19
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2012 #21
pstokely Aug 2012 #35
Enrique Aug 2012 #29
CreekDog Aug 2012 #41
RZM Aug 2012 #34
4_TN_TITANS Aug 2012 #27
intheflow Aug 2012 #11
lastlib Aug 2012 #30
pstokely Aug 2012 #36
intheflow Aug 2012 #43
lastlib Aug 2012 #44
gollygee Aug 2012 #15
Dokkie Aug 2012 #18
Ian David Aug 2012 #20
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2012 #17
niceguy Aug 2012 #22
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2012 #24
niceguy Aug 2012 #25
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2012 #26
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #37
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2012 #38
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #39
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2012 #42
a kennedy Aug 2012 #23
Atman Aug 2012 #32
Yeah Its Spin Aug 2012 #31
MagickMuffin Aug 2012 #40

Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:46 PM

1. You can't say anyone doesn't feel welcome there

 


I mean, they went out of their way to say "hello" and everything.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:47 PM

2. Sounds like a hack of some sort

be interesting to see the rest of the story when it comes out

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:47 PM

3. "Come on in, we'll leave the noose up." n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. awww....

 

?9d7bd4

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Response to Ian David (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:17 PM

10. Lol!

 

Good one..........

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:48 PM

4. OMG...That is really Weird!


That's going to be investigated BIG time!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:52 PM

6. It sounds like the chain is actually going to investigate it, FWIW. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:05 PM

8. Oh, I'm sure they will...It's a true outrage and

most UNLIKELY to help their business!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:53 AM

28. it's also grounds for criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:33 AM

33. Yup...and may they apply whatever seems just. n/t

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:52 PM

7. They saw how Chick-Fil-A got all that publicity, so...

 

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:08 PM

9. I'm from this area

 

I can pretty much guarantee that this is either a hoax, or some sort of odd hack. If none of those, he turned it on public access and found some bizarre show that nobody has paid attention to until now.

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Response to RZM (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:16 AM

12. no racists in that part of Ohio?

uh huh. i mean, maybe it's a hoax, but to be just totally convinced it couldn't happen,

...one would have to be white.

for some reason, obvious to everyone, it's white people that can live in a country that actually legalized racism for centuries and yet be astonished that racism might actually happen a few decades later.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:59 AM

13. No; because getting a TV to do that is rather difficult.

Racists are everywhere. Electrical engineers aren't.

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Response to REP (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:18 AM

14. I think this maybe

 

the work of corporate sabotage from their competitors. I am sure there are ways of being racist without leaving the evidence for everyone to see and photograph

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Response to REP (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:26 AM

16. "Racists are everywhere. Electrical engineers aren't."

 



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Response to REP (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:43 AM

19. Some hotels have an in-house channel on the TV's.

They list things like the pool hours, what conference rooms are being used, and the nearest place to order a pizza.

It's possible that there's a keyboard at the front desk that allows someone to simply type messages like, "The pool is closed for repairs," or "Welcome Ni**er!" whenever they see fit.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:49 AM

21. Yup. And at the hotel I just stayed in, the TV defaults to that channel whenever you turn it on.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:35 AM

35. The last motel 6 I stayed at just had the basic cable of the town

no pay per view, the same 40 channels everyone else in that town got

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Response to REP (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:54 AM

29. "their internal TV broadcast"

The President of the Dayton NAACP, Derrick Forward, made contact with our unit this morning to express concern that his member checked into a Motel 6 in Sharonville and read on their internal TV broadcast "Hello Niggers."

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Response to REP (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:59 AM

41. how do you know what the poster meant?

the poster also said the Zimmerman website's racist message was a hoax and it wasn't.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:45 AM

34. I guess what I meant is that this is probably standard anonymous racist garbage

 

The kind you see in bathroom graffiti everywhere. I don't think it says anything about the region or Motel 6. Same thing with the 'black people leave' intercom thing at a NJ Wal-Mart a few months back. That doesn't really say anything about Wal-Mart or NJ.

Another poster brought up the possibility of corporate sabotage. While that's not the most likely scenario, it is certainly plausible. Could also be a disgruntled employee looking to damage the brand for personal reasons.

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Response to RZM (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:52 AM

27. He must have landed right on the Chappell show..

when he turned on the set.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:56 AM

11. OMG, I stayed there just this last June!

It was by far and away the nastiest Motel 6 I've ever stayed in. Not lying: there was a rat motel trap right outside my door. I stripped down the bed to make sure there were no signs of bed bugs on the sheets or mattress. It was totally skanky. This doesn't surprise me at all.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:56 AM

30. In my experience, Motel 6s have always been dumps. I'll camp in the woods before...

...I'll sleep one hour in another one.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:37 AM

36. What cheap hotels aren't dumps?

You may not even notice if you're just they're to crash for the night

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Response to lastlib (Reply #30)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:13 PM

43. I've had pretty good experiences with Motel 6 as a chain.

They welcome dogs so my pup and I stay in them when we travel across the country every few years to visit friends and family. Most are very well kept, some are fairly shabby, but this one in Sharonville, OH was the only one I could call truly skanky and gross.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #43)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:54 PM

44. They don't even leave the light on for me.....

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:21 AM

15. That's just bizarre

I don't get why this would happen. Even a hotel chain owned and operated by racists wouldn't be that stupid.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:31 AM

18. Exactly

 

you got to ask yourself qui bono? and thats where the possibility of industrial sabotage or even disgruntled employee make sense.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:46 AM

20. Maybe it was typed by another African-American and attended as a friendly greeting?

It did, after all, say "WELCOME N-word."

Although if that was the case, it should have said, "Welcome MY N-word," if I properly understand the way it's supposed to be used.

Either way, someone needs to be in a lot of trouble for this.


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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:35 AM

22. Why boycott if

 

We don't even know if it is true or if somebody hacked the system.


Remember digging for facts is better exercise than jumping to conclusions.

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Response to niceguy (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:42 AM

24. Being facetious.

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:48 AM

25. Sorry

 

Have been up since 2 pm yesterday.

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Response to niceguy (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:52 AM

26. It's all good. n/t

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:47 AM

37. You're against boycotting Chick-fil-A?

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:15 AM

38. You must be lost. This is a thread concerning Motel 6.

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #38)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:13 AM

39. I know that.

 

But it seems like you're against boycotts.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #39)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:11 PM

42. Here's what I want you to do.

 

Log in to DU2, and search for an OP by me (Christmas '07 I think) describing the back and forth between my Daughter and I when she came out. Then come back and ask me if I'm against boycotting Chick-fil-A. If you don't feel like doing that, I'll make it easy for you... NO, I am not afraid of boycotting Chick-fil-A. In fact, I'm purer than most in that regard. I've been boycotting Chick-fil-A for over 51 years. How's that?

You said it seemed like I'm against boycotting. No, in general I'm not. Do I support boycotting states because of the actions of their voters? No. Something like that is just stupid. No one seems to take into account that in any boycott, people innocent of the reason for the boycott will always be adversely affected. No matter. On the other hand, would I boycott In-N-Out because their packaging contains Bible references? Some here do, but I do not. Double-doubles with grilled onions are The Bomb.

Actually, the subject line of my post was a takeoff on another DU'er who regularly demands we turn to this or that political talk show on TV, and a backhanded swipe at the way some DU'ers react to something they find objectionable.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:41 AM

23. Isn't that the motel that says they'll leave the light on for us??

and Tom Bodett is their spokesman?? and he's on "Wait, wait don't tell me" NPR's radio quiz show??

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:06 AM

32. "We'll leave the WHITE on for you."

That truly is amazing.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:00 AM

31. yep I am so going there with my free chicken sandwich

 

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:32 AM

40. Joseph should have marched back into the lobby and demand his money back

I would not stay in a place that was intolerant and/or bigots.


I did this in Las Vegas when we saw how nasty the rooms were. They returned our money and we found a better room elsewhere.


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